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New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII, reign of Amenhotep III 1390 BC-1352 BC

limestone, glaze
3.3 × 5.7 × 8.3 cm
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1939
Gallery location
Fashion & Textiles Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Large scarab on a pedestal commemorating the lion hunts of Amenhotep III between years 1 to 10 of his reign. The back is domed over the thorax with a single line dividing the wing case, a single line separating the wing cases from the prothorax and a single shallow 'V' line dividing the abdomen and the thorax. The head is divided into 4 parts. The front and rear legs seem to have been notched and the central leg has incised lines on its edge. The underneath is roughly cut and comprises eight lines written from right to left. The scarab is damaged at the abdomen on top, around the edges of the pedestal and on the legs. Perforated lengthwise.