Large Double Sided Egyptian Steatite Plaque For Thutmosis III
C. 1570-1293 BC – Dynasty XVIII, New Kingdom
A nice example of a rectangular, double-sided plaque, with the front featuring two feathered royal cartouches. One that forms the name MEN KEPPER RA for Thutmosis III, and the other featuring the seated female deity possibly Maat, goddess of truth and order, holding an ostrich feather on her knees, with the sun disc of Re above her.
The other side of the plaque also features a cartouche that forms the name MEN KEPPER RA for Thutmosis III, flanked by uraeus with sun discs above. Below depicts a scarab also flanked by uraeus and is pierced longitudinally for suspension.
Although chipped it is of a large size with good detail and an interested piece.
Ref: Scarabs And Cylinders With Names by Petrie; similar example to Plate LI, no. 23.1. A.
Provenance: Ex Helios Gallery. Ex J. L. Collection.
Size: D: 7mm x W: 21mm x L: 30mm
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