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Description This bead of grayish steatite, with traces of greenish glaze, has three lateral perforations. The designs are carved in high relief within a rectangular frame. On one side is the Apis bull wearing a disk between its horns and a heavy necklace. Above his back are lotus blossoms and a palmette of ancient near eastern type. The opposite face has three columns of hieroglyphs, the outer ones giving the names of King Amasis. The central column reads "The good-god, lord-of-the-two-lands, may he live eternally.
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
6th century BCE (Late Period)
Medium
steatite
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.377
Measurements
H: 7/8 x W: 1 1/8 x D: 1/8 in. (2.25 x 2.85 x 0.3 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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