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Signet Ring with Tutankhamun’s Throne Name

Signet Ring with Tutankhamun's Throne Name, Gold

Signet Ring with Tutankhamun's Throne Name, Gold

Signet Ring with Tutankhamun's Throne Name, Gold

Signet Ring with Tutankhamun's Throne Name, Gold

This horizontal signet ring shows signs of wear from frequent use as a seal. It is inscribed down the center with Tutankhamun’s prenomen, Neb-kheperu-re; on either side the king is referred to as “beloved of Amun, lord of eternity.” The sun disk in the word for “eternity” appears with the pendant sign for “life,” which was a common writing of the sign during Akhenaten’s reign.

Title: Signet Ring with Tutankhamun’s Throne Name

Period: New Kingdom

Dynasty: Dynasty 18

Reign: reign of Tutankhamun

Date: ca. 1336–1327 B.C.

Geography: From Egypt

Medium: Gold

Dimensions: bezel: w. 2.9 cm (1 1/8 in); h. 1.9 cm (3/4 in)
ring: diam. 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in)

Credit Line: Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1922

Accession Number: 22.9.3

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