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Cylinder seal in four soldered pieces over clay base-outer sheet, inner tube, top and bottom. Inscription cold-cut: six vertical registers, one horizontal around bottom. Reigns of Menkawhor (2497-2489 (WSS) or 2422-2414 (CAH)) and Djedkare Isesy (2489-2450 (WSS) or 2414-2375 (CAH)). Hole at top...

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By date unknown: with George Zacos, Basel, Switzerland; purchased from George Zacos by MFA with funds provided by Landon T. Clay; accessioned as Centennial gift of Landon T. Clay to MFA, April 10, 1968 Purportedly from Northwest Anatolia.

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Centennial Gift of Landon T. Clay

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Djedkare Isesi, 2381–2353 B.C.


Height x diameter: 6.4 x 2.9 cm (2 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World