Seal of office

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Djedkare Isesi
2381–2353 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.4 x 2.9 cm (2 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

68.115

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Ancient Egyptian Large Sculpture (Mycerinus) (Gallery 108)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Cylinder seal in four soldered pieces over clay base-outer sheet, inner tube, top and bottom. Inscription cold-cut: six vertical registers, one horizontal around bottom. Reigns of Menkawhor (2497-2489 (WSS) or 2422-2414 (CAH)) and Djedkare Isesy (2489-2450 (WSS) or 2414-2375 (CAH)). Hole at top of register.

Provenance

By date unknown: with George Zacos, Basel, Switzerland; purchased from George Zacos by MFA with funds provided by Landon T. Clay; accessioned as Centennial gift of Landon T. Clay to MFA, April 10, 1968
Purportedly from Northwest Anatolia.

Credit Line

Centennial Gift of Landon T. Clay