Name Bead



Part of a lentoid- shaped in pale blue with inscription in dark blue with the throne name of King Amenhotep III, Neb-maat-Ra, "The possessor of the Maat of Ra", written within a cartouche with netjer nefer signs at the top, "the junior god". Two thread holes at one end for suspension. One end is broken. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum no. 31958 (7 inscribed beads). Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 15-17 December 1924 (Hon. Richard Bethell collection) Lot 330: "Two long flat-backed Beads, with inlaid cartouches of AMENHOTEP III; two Beads of similar shape, with prenomen and nomen of SHA.BA.KA, and one of barrel-shape of SHA.BA.TA.KA, the latter rare; XVIII and XXV dynasties".