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ID number:  ECM 1644
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Scarab
Object type:  Amulet
Culture:  Egyptian
Date made:  Eighteenth Dynasty (ca. 1550-1295 BCE) or later
Materials:  Steatite (glazed)
Measurements:  overall: 1.80 cm x 1.25 cm x 0.86 cm (H x W x D)
Provenance:  Possibly from Thebes, Upper Egypt

Fine blue glazed steatite scarab with wing cases shown and humeral callosities depicted. The legs are shown as notched. The base is incised with the nomen of Amenhotep III and the scarab is longitudinally pierced.

Bibliography:  Reeves, N. (ed.) 2008. Egyptian Art at Eton College and Durham University: Catalogue of a loan exhibition to Japan, 24 February-30 November 2008. With contributions from C. Barclay, T. Hardwick, S. Quirke, N. Reeves, J. Ruffle,
H. Schneider, and S. Spurr (Page 120, Entry No. 156).

Notes:  The base of this scarab is inscribed with the nomen of Amenhotep III, 'Amenhotep Heqawaset' ('Amenhotep, ruler of Thebes') of the Eighteenth Dynasty. Furthermore, the back displays 'humeral callosities' - V-shaped markings on the wing casings. This feature is only seen from the Eighteenth Dynasty and later.

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