Amulet



Accession Number
AB70
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Faience case
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet | Jewellery, Necklace, Pendant
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Ruler
Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt, Abydos
Measurements
Height: 13.9mm | Width: 9.3mm | Depth: 2.6mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A dark blue faience amulet consisting of the double cartouches of Akhenaten. Only the prenomen (Neferkheperure-waenre) survives. A hole goes left-right through the piece. It is likely from Abydos and was a gift from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. The object had previously been gifted to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth by John Bancroft Willans, a subscriber of the Egypt Exploration Fund/Society, who received the object in 1903. For a parallel, see The Art Institute of Chicago, X38: https://www.artic.edu/artworks/141170/amulet-double-cartouche-of-king-akhenaton.

Inscription

nfr-ḫprw-rꜥ [wꜥ-n]-rꜥ = Neferkheperure waenre (Akhenaten)

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Last modified: 19 Jan 2021

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