Scarab, Thutmosis III, inscribed with the name Menkheperre

Production date
1550 BCE-1295 BCE
Country
Egypt
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Object detail

Description
Complete, bright blue faience scarab amulet with hieroglyphic inscription on base representing cartouche of Thurmosis III on base reading 'Menhepera' (Menkheperre).
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian amulet
Production date
1550 BCE-1295 BCE
Production place
Measurements
L24mm x W16mm x D11mm
Media/Materials description
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)
Signature/Marks
cartouche
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.
Registration number
E40023.1

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