Reconstruction of a Cartouche of Amenhotep III from Malqata
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- reign of Amenhotep III
- ca. 1390–1353 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Malqata, Temple of Amun, On Floor in Southwest Corner, MMA excavations, 1916–17
- Faience, modern plaster and gold paint
- H. 52.1 cm (20 1/2 in); w. 15.4 cm (6 1/16 in); d. 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1917
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The blue faience tiles in this reconstruction were discovered during the Museum’s excavations at Malqata, the site of a festival city built by Amenhotep III. The original cartouche was made of faience tiles and gilded plaster set into wood that was badly decayed and could not be preserved. In this reconstruction, the tiles have been set into plaster that has been painted to imitate the gold leaf. The cartouche containes the king’s throne name, Nebmaatre. For other fragments of tile decoration from the same site, see 17.10.1a, and 17.10.1b.