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Name stone of Hatshepsut: of limestone. The stone bears the throne name of Hatshepsut. The hieroglyphs are unevenly incised and badly proportioned; the cartouche ring is spindly. There is no colour. A hieratic graffito along the left side of the cartouche (now almost invisible) is dated and dedicates the stone to Hatshepsut's Overseer of Works, Senenmut.
Length: 35 centimetres (case)
Width: 23.50 centimetres (case)
- Inscription subject
- Curator's comments
- This was one of several name stones placed in the foundations and enclosure walls. Such name stones seem to have been votive offerings placed by people involved in the construction of the temple.
Comparison with another name stone from the site (1913,0724.4; fig. 47) suggests that it is an apprentice's work.
B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' II (Part 2) (Oxford, 1974), 424;
H.R. Hall, 'Hieroglyphic Texts from Egyptian Stelae etc. in the British Museum' 5 (London, 1914), pl. 28;
R. E. Dorman, 'The Monuments of Senenmut: Problems in Historical Methodology' (London and New York, 1988), 205;
C.N. Reeves and J.H.Taylor, 'Howard Carter Before Tutankhamun' (London, 1992), 95;
G. Robins, 'Reflections of Women in the New Kingdom: Ancient Egyptian Art from the British Museum' (San Antonio,TX, 1995), no. 23.
N. Strudwick, 'The Legacy of Lord Carnarvon', (Wyoming, 2001), pp. 25-26 .
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1989 Jun-Sep, Swaffham Museum, Wonderful Things! The Howard Carter Exhibition
1995 Feb-May, Atlanta, Emory University, Reflections of Women in the New Kingdom
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
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