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

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Description This knob belonged to a chest and was used to fasten it. The inscription shows the two divine names of Aten, the sun god of Amarna, in cartouches, and the names of King Akhenaten. The line below the cartouches contains the wish for eternal life.
  • Faience: The Colors of the Heavens. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003-2004.
Provenance Rev. William MacGregor, Tamworth, Staffordshire, by 1922; Sale, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, June 26-29 and July 4-6, 1922, no. 273 [as from Tel-el-Amarna]; Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York, 1922, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
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Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923

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ca. 1340 BC (New Kingdom)
Egyptian faience
Accession Number
1 7/16 x 2 1/16 in. (3.6 x 5.2 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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