TUTANKHAMON SIGNET

MS 2934/2
MS Short Title TUTANKHAMON SIGNET
Text TUTANKHAMON'S SIGNET WITH THE PHARAO'S NAME
Description MS in Egyptian on blue faience, Egypt, 1333-1323 BC, 1 oval cartouche shaped stamp seal, signet in a 20th c. gold ring with rich filigree work, 1,5x1,0 cm, 1 line in hieroglyphs.
Context Found with MS 2934/1 (not on website display).
Provenance 1. Pharao Tutankhamon, Egypt (1333-1323 BC); 2. Excavated in Egypt by Harold Jones (1907); 3. Ian Fleming, England and Jamaica (1930'es-1964); 4. Caspar Fleming, London (1964-1975); 5. T. Eva collection, England; 6. Pars Antiques, London & Bruce Ferrini, Akron, Ohio: A selection of Cuneiform Tablets, Cylinder Seals, Medival & Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts & Objects, exhibited at TEFAF Maastricht 12-21 March 1999, CU134A, acquired Jan. 2000.
Commentary When Tutankhaten instituted his worship of the sun and other gods, his name was changed to Tutankhamon and his signet , MS 2934/1, became obsolete and was substituted with the present signet , which is well used with its lower edge chipped off, and has been discarded. It was therefore not included with his other treasures in his burial. Carter's famous discovery of Tutankhamon's tomb in the Valley of Kings in Luxor was in 1922, 15 years after Harold Jones excavated the 2 signet rings.


Place of origin Egypt
Dates 1336 - 1327 BC

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