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Rectangular plaque bearing the name Ramesses
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06327
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleRectangular plaque bearing the name Ramesses
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1295 / -1069
  • Period20th dynasty (Egypt > New Kingdom)
  • MaterialFaience (Earth > Clay > Ceramics > Earthenware)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,8 cm, Width: 1,3 cm, Depth: 0,5 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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Description

This seal amulet has on the one side (originally, the other side was probably also engraved) an inscription in hieroglyphs: “nb tAwy (mry imn ra) nb Hb mi ra”, ‘lord of the Two Lands (Ramesses), lord of the festival like Ra’. The royal name in the cartouche is only partly visible; only the motifs in the upper part can be identified as two gods, sitting in front of each other, above the sign “mr”, ‘beloved by’. Multiple kings from the 19th and especially the 20th dynasty had similar cartouches.