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Signet ring with prenomen of Amenhotep II

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Silver signet ring with swiveling rectangular bezel inscribed with the prenomen of Amenhotep II on one side and "stong bull, great of strength" on the other. Many signs are worn from use, but some still retain traces of Egyptian blue.

Provenance

By 1985: Jeff Spier, Wilamette, IL; purchased by the MFA from Jeff Spier September 24, 1985. (Accession Date: September 24, 1985)

Credit Line

Alice M. Bartlett Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep II, 1426–1400 B.C.

Dimensions

Length of bezel: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1985.433

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings