Complete, bright blue faience scarab amulet with hieroglyphic inscription on base representing cartouche of Thurmosis III on base reading 'Menhepera' (Menkheperre).
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian amulet
1550 BCE-1295 BCE
L24mm x W16mm x D11mm
Egyptian faience is a ceramic material with a siliceous body and brightly coloured glaze.
Faience (composed of quartz, alkaline salts [natron or plant ash], lime, and metallic mineral-based colorant)
Glaze (formed by alkali and lime reacting with silica to form the glaze)
History and use
This bright blue faience scarab contains a heiroglyphic inscription on the underside, reading Menhepera. It bears the cartouche of Thutmose III who presided during the 18th Dynasty.
Crookshank, Edgar March (b.1858, d.1928)