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Fragment of faience ring bezel (cf. 26-1-742); blue glaze, name incised [GLYPHS], [nb-xprw-ra] Nebkheperure, Tutankhamen (Dynasty 18). Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_26-1-1020
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Rings
  • Findspot
    Street G 7000, sand just above gebel
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Width: 1 cm Length: 1.1+ cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Date of Register Entry
    01/29/1926
  • Owner
    Tutankhamen

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Ancient People

  • Tutankhamen

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks King during Dynasty 18 of ancient Egypt’s New Kingdom; came to the throne at age nine and ruled nine years until his untimely death. His spectacular tomb, discovered in 1922 by Egyptologist Howard Carter in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, contained many rich treasures, which may be seen today in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Despite ruling over a thousand years after the pyramids were built, Tut and other kings of his dynasty continued to visit and venerate the sacred site of Giza, building small chapels and rest-houses, and setting up inscribed dedications to the Sphinx. Prenomen [nb-xprw-ra] Nebkheperure.