lunes, 11 de abril de 2016

Stamp Seal in Shape of a Cat

Stamp Seal in Shape of a Cat
Period:New KingdomDynasty:Dynasty 18Reign:reign of Amenhotep IDate:ca. 1550–1450 B.C.Geography:From EgyptMedium:Glazed steatiteDimensions:H. 7/16 x 5/16 in. (1.1 x 0.8 cm)Credit Line:Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Met Museum

 Two stamp seals, one in the shape of a duck (30.8.602) and one in the shape of a cat (30.8.603) are inscribed with the name of Amenhotep I, the second king of Dynasty 18. Amenhotep I and his mother, Ahmose-Nefertari, were the patrons of the Theban necropolis, the series of royal and non-royal cemeteries located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the modern city of Luxor. Long after they were dead, their names were written on numerous seals and amulets to bring good fortune to the owners

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