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scarabs

Large commemorative scarab, steatite, glaze gone, underside with inscription of 'marriage scarabs series', recording titular of Amenhotep III and title and name of his principal wife Tiy, with names of parents of Tiy, Yuya and Tuya, followed by the phrase 'this is the wife of the strong king' and record of boundaries in his reign at Karoy (central Sudan) in south and Naharin (Mesopotamia/east Syria) in the north. Worn.