About this object

Fragment of Egyptian faience cylinder with a royal name, probably the lower part of a kohl tube or part of a sistrum handle. Dark blue faience with text in light blue. Inscribed with the cartouche of Satamun (sAtimn). She was the daughter of Amenhotep III and of his main wife Teye. Index card notes Dendera as the provenance but gives no reason. It is thought kohl tubes inscribed with royal names were distributed as favours by kings of the late 18th Dynasty, perhaps at occasions such as festivals.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1388 - 1351 / 50 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Amenhotep III)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    55 mm x 28 mm x 17 mm
  • Note
    Compare with A. Kozloff et al 'Egypt's Dazzling Sun: Amenhotep III and His World' (Cleveland, 1992), p. 413;
    Compare with Petrie Museum UC586-8; 595; 109; 600; 598; 596; 602; 576
  • Related people

Where is this object from?

Explore related


  • Dendereh 1898

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Fund
    Date: 1900
    Description: Publication of the Egypt Exploration Fund excavations at Dendereh, directed by Flinders Petrie. With chapters by F. Ll. Griffith, Gladstone and Oldfield Thomas.


  • Egypt Exploration Fund Excavations at Dendereh, 1898

    Start date: 1898
    End date: 1898
    Description: Egypt Exploration Fund Excavations at Dendereh directed by Flinders Petrie in 1898.


Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
No media found
Page load time: 93 ms