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Scarab of Akhenaten
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Scarab of Akhenaten


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This amulet should secure Akhenaten's epiphany, as well as his royal authority, and guarantee for a private owner his royal patronage.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] Throne name of King Akhenaten in a cartouche combined with a title, which represents the multiplicity and diversity of the divine manifestation of the king: Nefer-kheperu-Re wa-en-Re, / Lord of Appearances.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929

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Period
1351-1334 BCE (New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Amarna)
Medium
light brown steatite with green-blue glaze
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.71
Measurements
H: 9/16 x W: 7/16 x D: 2 15/16 in. (1.5 x 1.05 x 7.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
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