An Egyptian Steatite Scarab for Thutmosis III, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1479 - 1425 BCE
An Egyptian Steatite Scarab for Thutmosis III, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1479 - 1425 BCE

An Egyptian Steatite Scarab for Thutmosis III, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1479 - 1425 BCE

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carved from steatite, with naturalistically rendered legs, pierced horizontally for suspension. Functioning as an amulet, the base is finely incised with the cartouche for the great warrior King, Thutmosis III.

Thutmose III, (died 1426 BCE), king (reigned 1479–26 BCE) of the 18th dynasty, often regarded as the greatest of the rulers of ancient Egypt. Thutmose III was a skilled warrior who brought the Egyptian empire to the zenith of its power by conquering all of Syria, crossing the Euphrates (see Tigris-Euphrates river system) to defeat the Mitannians, and penetrating south along the Nile River to Napata in the Sudan. He also built a great number of temples and monuments to commemorate his deeds.

Condition: The scarab is intact and in very good condition overall.

Dimensions: Length: 7/16 inch (1 cm)

Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Feuer, NY., acquired 1970s - 1980s.

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