A large Egyptian steatite scarab with cartouche of Thutmose III, New Kingdom, c. 1476 - 1075 BC, the body of nice form, well carved with well-defined head and legs, on base, the god Bes stands facing flanked by adoring vervet monkeys, above the cartouche containing the praenomen of pharaoh Thutmose III, 'Men-Kheper-Re' surmounted by a winged vulture; holed lengthwise for suspension L: 1 1/2 in (3.8cm). Large and attractive example. Ex collection of Gustave Mustaki formed in the mid-20th Century.
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