Glazed composition fnger ring: this stirrup shaped ring, a form characteristic for signets of New Kingdom date, was made in a mould from bright blue glazed composition. The bezel bears the name Tutankhamun with the epithet "ruler of Hermonthis,". The writing of the king's name displays an unusual feature: it is written with the hieroglyph of a standing man holding a stave in his hand, the usual determinative " for the word for "statue." Here it acts as an ideogram for twt, that part of Tutankhamun's name, which means "statue" or "image." Usually this syllable of the name was written out phonetically with alphabetic hieroglyphs.
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