Name Bead



Lentoid-shaped name bead inscribed with a throne name variant of King Shabaka within a cartouche, Nefer ka Ra, mery Amun, "The perfect one of the ka of Ra, beloved of Amun". Pierced through the length for suspension. 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".