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Double cowroid with prenomen of Thutmose III

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width x height: 1.5 x 1.3 x 0.5 cm (9/16 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1101

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Double cowroid of blue-green faience; backs of both shell elements decorated with incised line decoration. Flaring cylindrical elements at both ends for suspension piercing. Bases of both shell elements inscribed with heiroglyphs reading in opposite directions. One side spells the prenomen of King Thutmose III (Menkheperre) with a vulture at top, while the reading of the other side is uncertain.

Provenance

By 1967: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; given to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer December 1, 1967.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer