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Finger Ring Inscribed with the Cartouches of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18
Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
Green jasper, gold
Diam. 2.3 cm (7/8 in); l. of plaque 1.5 cm (9/16 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Frederick F. Thompson, 1915
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 118
This square-cut jasper ring, is inscribed with the cartouches of Thutmose III (at left) and Hatshepsut (at right). The inscription on its reverse reads "The First Prophet of Horus of Nekhen, Tjeni," suggesting that it may actually have been used as a working seal.
Purchased from Mohammad Mohassib in Luxor. Donated to the Museum by Mrs. Frederick F. Thompson, 1922

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