About this object

Lentoid-shaped name bead bearing a vertical inscription on one side, 'the perfect god' (nTr nfr) followed by the cartouche (throne name) of King Amenhotep III (neb-mAat-ra). Dull bluefaience with inlay of dark blue for inscription. Pierced through the length for suspension with two thread holes at either short end.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1390 BC - 1352 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
    Richard Bethell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1924 before
  • Measurements
    55 mm x 17 mm x 7 mm
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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