Ankh

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose IV
1400–1390 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Thutmose IV (KV43)

Dimensions

Height: 21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1088

Medium or Technique

Bichrome faience

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

Blue faience ankh; black painted details including botanical/rope designs and a cartouche containing the prenomen of the king (Men-kheperu-Re); five joined fragments; fragment missing from top.

Provenance

From Thebes, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Thutmose IV (KV 43). 1902: excavated by Theodore M. Davis in the Valley of the Kings, directed by Howard Carter; assigned to Theodore M. Davis by the government of Egypt; 1903: given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis.
(Accession Date: May 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis