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  • Fragmentary seal impression from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 b.c.
    Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907
    Nile mud; L. 13/16 in. (3 cm), W. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
    Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1909 (09.184.260)


    Fragmentary impression of the necropolis seal from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 b.c.
    Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907
    Black mud; L. 1 in. (2.5 cm), W. 13/16 in. (2 cm)
    Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1909 (09.184.261)


    Seal impression attached to a fiber tie from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 b.c.
    Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907
    Mud, fiber; Seal and tie: L. 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm), seal: L. 1 in. (2.5 cm), W. 11/16 in. (1.8 cm)
    Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1909 (09.184.262)

    The mud sealing has the impression of a seal with the name of Tutankhamun and the epithet "beloved of Ptah." The mud sealing has been stamped with the official seal of the Theban necropolis, a jackal over nine bound captives. The mud sealing is still attached to a piece of the papyrus tie that was used to secure a container. The impression preserves the throne name of Tutankhamun, Nebkheperure, and the epithets "beloved of Khnum" and "manifold of praises."

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  • Fragmentary seal impression from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C.
    Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907
    Nile mud; L. 13/16 in. (3 cm), W. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
    Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1909 (09.184.260)


    Fragmentary impression of the necropolis seal from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C.
    Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907
    Black mud; L. 1 in. (2.5 cm), W. 13/16 in. (2 cm)
    Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1909 (09.184.261)


    Seal impression attached to a fiber tie from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C.
    Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907
    Mud, fiber; Seal and tie: L. 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm), seal: L. 1 in. (2.5 cm), W. 11/16 in. (1.8 cm)
    Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1909 (09.184.262)


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