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Gold bead with a chased cartouche

Hollow gold oval (scaraboid) with double transverse holes. Impressed cartouche "Men-kheper-re" between winged uraeae and "ankh"-signs. Back plain, soldered on. [Alternate Text:] In the center of the decoration is the cartouche, or oval, ring with the prenomen of King Thutmose III, which reads...

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Acquired by Peabody Museum from Dr. Grant Bey, Cairo, 1887. Peabody Museum No. 45865 or 6. Exchanged by V/T January 21, 1937 and V/C January 7, 1944 with Peabody Museum, Harvard University. (Accession Date: January 7, 1947)

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By exchange with the Peabody Museum, Harvard

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads