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stamp-seal / figure / amulet

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA11015

  • Description

    Bronze amulet in the form of a naos; the two sides are decorated with two registers containing above standing and below kneeling winged goddesses wearing the sun-disc and protecting seated mummiform figures of ram-headed Amun and falcon-headed Ra (unless upper figure on shrine's right side is ibis-headed Thoth), and the back has lower register figure of Heh holding year-signs, and upper register winged cobras wearing discs and protecting goddess with sun-disc (Maat ?); uraeiform cornice above the portal and undulating snakes on either side; the fronts of the sides each contain a column of hieroglyphic inscription identifying the shrine as a monument donated to Amun-Ra by king Thutemhat of the late Third Intermediate Period; the base is also inscribed and can be used as a stamp-seal, with the hieroglyphic inscription 'domain of Amun'. Inside is a removeable figure of Amun-Ra as a seated man wearing double plume, enthroned, with left hand hollow to hold an emblem, now lost; suspension ring triple-banded above roof of naos.

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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 10.65 centimetres (naos)
    • Width: 5.07 centimetres (naos)
    • Depth: 5.58 centimetres (naos)
    • Height: 8.02 centimetres (figure)
    • Width: 1.81 centimetres (figure)
    • Depth: 4.04 centimetres (figure)
    • Weight: 0.36 kilograms (together)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        hieroglyphic
      • Inscription Position

        base
      • Inscription Transliteration

        pr Imn
      • Inscription Translation

        Amun domain
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        hieroglyphic
      • Inscription Position

        sides
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Khamwen
      • Inscription Comment

        Horus name.
  • Curator's comments

    Published: Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt (1994): p.15
    J. Taylor, Mummy the inside story, London 2011, p. 16.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited: 2005-2006 Oct-Feb, Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, Mummy: The Inside Story 2006 7 Mar-6 Aug, Mobile (Alabama), Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, Mummy: The Inside Story 2006-2007 6 Oct-18 Feb, Tokyo, National Museum of Nature and Science, Mummy: The Inside Story 2007 17 Mar-17 Jun, Kobe City Museum, Mummy: The Inside Story 2007/08 Nov-Jan, BM, Room 3, Divine Cat: Speaking to the gods in ancient Egypt 19th Nov 2011- 11 Mar 2012. Richmond , VA, Virginia museum of Fine Art. Mummy. The inside story. Mar - Oct 2012. Brisbane, Queensland Museum South Bank. Mummy: The Inside Story 2012/3, Nov-Apr, Mumbai, CSMVS, Mummy: The Inside Story 2013, Apr-Nov, Singapore, ArtScience Museum, Mummy: The Inside Story
    2016-2017 10 Oct-30 Apr, Sydney, Powerhouse Museum, Ancient Lives
    2017 16 Jun-18 Oct, Hong Kong Science Museum, Ancient Lives

  • Condition

    good

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1839

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA11015

  • Registration number

    1839,0921.135


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