A Royal Egyptian Steatite Plaque for Thutmose III, Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca. 1069 - 945 BCE
scaraboid plaquette commemorating Tutmosis III, one side with a double cartouche containing the prenomen of Thutmose III ie: “Menkheperre”, each surmounted by a nefer hieroglyph (or perhaps a was scepter) flanked by two maat feathers. The other side again with a single Menkheperre cartouche flanked by a uraeus on either side and a crouching sphinx above.
Dimensions: 5/8 x 1/2 inch (1.5 x 1.27 cm)
Condition: Wear and small losses to the edges of the plaque that do not detract from the fine iconography, otherwise intact and in very good condition overall.
Provenance: Private collection of a Polish archaeologist living in England, 1950s - 60s.
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