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Seal Impression Attatched to a Fiber Tie 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:
Seal and tie: L. 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)
Seal: L. 2.5 cm (1 in.); W. 2 cm (13/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1909
Accession Number:
09.184.263
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122
This mud sealing has similar to that on 09.184.262.
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.

Hayes, William C. 1959. Scepter of Egypt II: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom (1675-1080 B.C.). Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 302.

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: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 26–27, figs. 20a–b.

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