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Fragment of a scepter handle

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Fragment of a scepter (?), oval in section, originally covered with a vitreous white glaze. Each face bears a vertical column of inscription reading "the good god, lord of the two lands, Khnumibra, the son of Re, Amasis," with feather pattern at sides.

Provenance

By 1978: Mrs. Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer December 1, 1978.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis, 570–525 B.C.

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Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 9.3 x 3.7 x 3cm (3 11/16 x 1 7/16 x 1 3/16in.)

Accession Number

1978.553

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Personal accessories