Fragment of a glass vessel



Accession Number
SM.1959.3.2
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Glass case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Amenhotep II
Material
Glass
Provenance
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor, Valley of the Kings, KV35 | Egypt, Thebes/Luxor, Valley of the Kings, KV55
Measurements
Height: 150mm | Diameter (rim): 150mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A fragment of core formed glass vessel with the names of Amenhotep II partially preserved. It is from the tomb of Amenhotep II in the Valley of the Kings (1427-1400BCE). The rest of the vessel is in the Cairo Museum (CG 24804).

Bibliography

Aldred, Cyril 1962. The Harold Jones collection. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 48, 160–162. Bosse-Griffiths, Kate 1961. Finds from "the tomb of Queen Tiye" in the Swansea Museum. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 47, 66–70. Bosse-Griffiths, Kate 1963. Finds of the Amarna age in the Swansea Museum. In Anonymous (ed.), Труды двадцать пятого Международного конгресса востоковедов, Москва, 9-16 августа 1960, I: общая часть, Заседания секций I, 75–79. Moskva: Izd-vo vostochnoy lit-ry. Bosse-Griffiths, Kate 2001. Finds from "the tomb of Queen Tiye" in the Swansea Museum. In Bosse-Griffiths, Kate, Amarna studies and other selected papers, 97–107. Freiburg (Schweiz); Göttingen: Universitätsverlag; Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. [Reprint of Bosse-Griffiths 1961] The technique of manufacture is described using this example among others by Birgit Schlick-Nolte in Schlick-Nolt, B., Werthmann, R. and Loeben, C.E. 2011. 'An outstanding glass statuette owned by Pharaoh Amenhotep II and other early Egyptian glass inscribed with royal names; Journal of Glass Studies, 53. 11-44. There is more information on the Egypt Centre blog at: http://egyptcentre.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/glass-fragment-swansea-and-cairo.html

Inscription

Amenhotep - i͗mn-<ḥtp> Aakheperure - ꜥꜣ-ḫpr<w>-rꜥ

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Personal Name
Amunhotep (i͗mn-ḥtp)
Last modified: 17 Mar 2022

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