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Fragmentary Impression of the Necropolis Seal 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:
Mud
Dimensions:
L. 2.5 cm (1 in.); W. 2 cm (13/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1909
Accession Number:
09.184.261
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122
This mud sealing has been stamped with the official seal of the Theban necropolis, a jackal over nine bound captives.
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, pp. 26–27, figs. 21a–b.

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