Marriage Scarab of Amunhotep III (1403-1365 BC), between 1391 and 1353 BCE

  • Egyptian

Limestone

  • Overall: 1 3/8 × 3 3/4 × 2 3/8 inches (3.5 × 9.5 × 6 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Ancient Art General Fund

76.67

On View

  • Egyptian: Kingly Qualities

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Marriage
  • New kingdom
  • Limestone
  • Inscription
  • Scarab
  • Xviiith dynasty
  • Beetle

Inscribed (presumed reading of defaced areas in parentheses restored from other examples): (The living Horus) the mighty bull appearing (in right), Lord of Upper and Lower Egypt, establishing laws, pacifying the two lands, the golden Horus, great of valor, striking down the Asiatics, king of Upper and Lower Egypt, Neb Ma'at Re, son of the sun, (Amunhotep, prince of Thebes, given life), the great king's wife, Ti (the living). The name of her father is Yuya, the name of her mother is Tuya. She is the wife of the mighty king, whose southern boundary extends to Karoy (and whose northern boundary extends to Naharan).

(Josephine H. Fischer, Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1976-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Egyptian, Marriage Scarab of Amunhotep III (1403-1365 BC), between 1391 and 1353 BCE, limestone. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Ancient Art General Fund, 76.67.