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Fragmentary Seal Impression from Tutankhamun's Embalming Cache

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Tutankhamun
Date:
ca. 1336–1327 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Embalming Cache of Tutankhamun (KV 54), Davis/Ayrton excavations, 1907–08
Medium:
Nile mud
Dimensions:
L. 3 cm (13/16 in); w. 2.5 cm (1 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1909
Accession Number:
09.184.260
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122
This mud sealing has the impression of a seal with the name of Tutankhamun and the epithet "beloved of Ptah."
Excavated by Theodore M. Davis in the Valley of the Kings (KV 54), 1907. Received by Davis in the division of finds. Given by Davis to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1909.

Winlock, Herbert E. 2010. "Materials Used at the Embalming of King Tutankhamun." In Tutankhamun's Funeral, edited by Herbert E. Winlock and Dorothea Arnold. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 28, figs. 18a–b.

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