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Ankh

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Blue faience ankh; black painted details including botanical/rope designs and a cartouche containing the prenomen of the king (Men-kheperu-Re); five joined fragments; fragment missing from top.

Provenance

From Thebes, Valley of the Kings, tomb of Thutmose IV (KV 43). 1902: excavated by Theodore M. Davis in the Valley of the Kings, directed by Howard Carter; assigned to Theodore M. Davis by the government of Egypt; 1903: given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis. (Accession Date: May 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose IV, 1400–1390 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Thebes (Valley of the Kings), Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1088

Medium or Technique

Bichrome faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Models