Seal with prenomen of Amenhotep II

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep II
1426–1400 B.C.


Dimensions

1.1 x 1.8 cm (7/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.1026

Medium or Technique

Blue paste or lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Rectangular seal of blue paste or lapis lazuli. Both sides bear incised decoration with a cartouche containing the prenomen of Dynasty 18 King Amenhotep II (Aakheperure) at right. One side carries amuletic hieroglyphs (wadjet-eye and three “nefer” signs) at left, while the opposite side lists the epithet “Son of Amun.”

Provenance

By 1966: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; December 14, 1966: given by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer