Description This piece is a faience spacer bead with three rounded tubes joined by a plate in the shape of a cartouche. The tubes have rounded holes in them for the strings of a three row necklace or bracelet. It has a white background and the outline of the cartouche and the hieroglyphs within it are worked in a violet glaze. The name represented is the throne name of Pharoah Amenophis III, Neb-maat-re. The tan faience fabric may be seen along the upper edge where the glaze has been worn away.
- Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Rev. William MacGregor Collection Sale, Sotheby's, London, 1922 [?]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, 1922, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] Nb-maat-re
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923
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