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Plaque with Request for the Support of Re
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Plaque with Request for the Support of Re


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This symmetrical long-oval placque has a single sided, vertically arranged inscription with column writing requesting the special support of Re. The plaque is good and carefully made, but the inscription is roughly done. The style of the script signs and the content of the text are unusual and without parallel. The excellent carving of the plaque and the sloppy layout of the inscription make it likely that the plaque was an original, and the inscription a modern addition.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] May you be great, chosen by Re. (?)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
early 20th century
Medium
light red carnelian
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.78
Measurements
H: 1/4 x W: 9/16 x L: 13/16 in. (0.7 x 1.4 x 2 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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