About this object

Large barrel or lentoid shaped plaque in dull blue, inscribed in dark blue with the throne name of Amenhotep III (Neb-maat-Ra) in a cartouche with 'netjer nefer' signs at the top. The back suggests the object was once mounted onto a surface, rather like an inlay.

Probably purchased at Sotheby's 15 December 1924.

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
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1900s early
  • Measurements
    55 mm x 17 mm x 7 mm
  • Related people

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Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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