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

1968, sold by George Zacos (dealer), Basel, Switzerland, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 10, 1968)

Credit Line

Centennial purchase with funds donated by Landon T. Clay