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Ancient Egyptian Open-Worked Scarab for Amenemhat III

Ancient Egyptian Open-Worked Scarab for Amenemhat III


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1455706
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Ancient Egyptian Open-Worked Scarab for Amenemhat III

This is a really fantastic open-worked ancient Egyptian steatite scarab for Amenemhat III, the sixth king of the Twelfth Dynasty of the Middle Kingdom. The scarab is inscribed with the prenomen of the pharaoh Amenemhat III, Nimaatre.

Comparable one:
- H.R. Hall, Catalogue of Egyptian Scarabs, etc., in the British Museum, Vol. 1; no. 144, 145, 148 and 149
- W. M. Flinders Petrie, Scarabs and Cylinders with names; Plate XXXVIII 12.6.4
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number 20.1.5, 20.1.7, 20.1.4 and 20.1.6

Date: Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, circa 1860 - 1814 B.C.
Material: glazed Steatite
Size: ca. 1,1 cm
Condition: minuscule glaze chips, otherwise intact
Provenance: US estate (Portland, Oregon), formed before 1960

The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.
This item is accompanied with an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.