About this object

Fragment of a solid cylinder made from faience with a dark blue glaze and decorated with an inscription in light blue with a royal name - the cartouche of Satamun (sAtimn). She was the daughter of Amenhotep III and his main wife Tiye. Broken in half and mended. DENDERA is written in black ink on the broken unglazed surface. In 1898 Petrie found faience models of papyrus stems that fitted into cross bases (Dendereh, p. 28, pl. XXIII nos. 10-13); and also large faience ankhs that were also inscribed. This could be a fragment of either of these religious votives. We have no record of it's provenance before being donated to the musuem by the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection in 1971.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Dendera
  • Date made
    1388 BC - 1351 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: Dendera
  • Date collected
    1898 possibly
  • Measurements
    55 mm x 28 mm x 17 mm
  • Related people

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  • 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.


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