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Furniture Knob with Name of King
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Furniture Knob with Name of King

Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This knob belonged to a chest and was used to fasten it. Inscribed on the knob are the birth and throne names of Tutankhamen. It also mentions that he is "beloved of Ptah," the creator-god of Memphis.
  • Faience: The Colors of the Heavens. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003-2004.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription]
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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ca. 1340 BC (New Kingdom)
Egyptian faience
Accession Number
2 7/8 x 1 15/16 in. (7.3 x 5 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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