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Oval plaque bearing the name of Thutmosis III
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05351
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleOval plaque bearing the name of Thutmosis III
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1295 / -945
  • Period21st dynasty (Egypt > Third Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialFaience (Earth > Clay > Ceramics > Earthenware)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,8 cm, Width: 1,3 cm, Depth: 0,6 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The back of this plaque bears the throne name of Thutmosis III, Menkheperra, placed in a cartouche crowned with two ostrich feathers. A rope surrounds the inscription. The base shows two crocodiles. Seal amulets with such designs date from the Ramessid Period (19th -20th dynasty) or even the 21st dynasty. This pharaoh was posthumously deified and his name remained in use on seal amulets long after his reign.