Scaraboid Seal card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Scaraboid Seal

M14298

Currently not on display

Green glazed steatite scarab shaped seal. The base is engraved with the prenomen of Thutmose III in a cartouche and a Maat feather. Pierced through the length for suspension. Fair technique. Intact preservation. Prof Newberry dated this to the 18th Dynasty. The three strokes below the scarab beetle suggest reading the name in the cartouche as Men-kheperu-ra (Thutmosis IV) and not Men-kheper-ra (Thutmose III) ??