New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose IV
Findspot: Egypt, Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Thutmose IV (KV43)
Height: 21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)
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.
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)
Gift of Theodore M. Davis