During the Amarna Period, the name of the god Aten was written with elaborate epiphets and often in two cartouches. At first the epithets included the names of the gods Re-Horakhty and Shu, who were later omitted. This pendant is inscribed with the earlier version of Aten's epithets: raw-Hr.w-Ax.tj-Ha-m-Ax.t m-rn=f-m-Sw-n.tj-m-jtn Re-Horakhty who Rejoices in the Horizon In his name as Shu which is in the Aten Niv Allon 2016
Formerly in the collection of the Reverend Chauncey Murch (died 1907). Collected between 1883 and 1906 while Murch was a missionary in Egypt. Collection purchased by the Museum from the Murch family with funds provided by Helen Miller Gould, 1910.