Maker Egyptian
  • Marriage Scarab of Amunhotep III (1403-1365 BC)
Date between 1391 and 1353 BCE
Medium Limestone
Dimensions Overall: 1 3/8 × 3 3/4 × 2 3/8 inches (3.5 × 9.5 × 6 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Ancient Art General Fund
Accession Number 76.67
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
On View Egyptian: Kingly Qualities, Level 1 (see map)
Inscriptions 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)