About this object

Fragment of a kohl (eye paint) tube of Egyptian faience with an inscription naming Ankhesenamun, one of the daughters of King Akhenaten and his Great Royal Wife Nefertiti, who became the Great Royal Wife of her half-brother, King Tutankhamun. The inscription reads:” …the Great Royal Wife, Ankhesenamun”.

Purchased at Sotheby's 15 December 1924 lot 370. Part of the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum gift of 1971 (ex 31971). Was not marked with an accession number until 1978.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1352 BC - 1336 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Akhenaten)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trusttees of the Wellcome Colleciton, 1971
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    45 mm x 22 mm
  • Note
    Compare with A. Kozloff et al Egypt's Dazzling Sun: Amenhotep III and His World (Cleveland, 1992), p. 413;
    Compare with Petrie Musuem UC586-8; 595; 109; 600; 598; 596; 602; 576
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