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Object Number:29-104-86
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Israel
Beth Shean
Archaeology Area: CN II, 27/x; Class C
Period: Late Bronze Age
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Steatite
Iconography:Cartouche
Tuthmosis III
Height: 0.5 cm
Length: 1.7 cm
Width: 1.1 cm
Credit Line:Expedition to Beth Shean (Beisan); Clarence Fisher, 1921-1928
Other Number:1195 - Field No SF

Description

White steatite; yellow traces of glaze. Flat oval shape. On one surface is a cartouche containing the prenomen of Tuthmosis III (Men-Kheper-Re) between two uraeii; the other surface is decorated with a floral pattern.

Oren: “Description: Plaquette. White steatite with traces of yellow glaze.

Design: One side filled with a floral pattern, four petals of a flower and four scrolls converging to a central disc. In the corners are four decorations each ending with a flower. The other side has in the center a royal cartouche between two uraei erect; the tails of the uraei touch the cartouche, with a solar disc between. The cartouche is inscribed with Aa-kheperw-Ra which is the prenomen of Amenophis II. The body of the snakes is filled with a crisscross design (according to the Rowe, the cartouche is inscribed with “Men-kheper-Re” which is the prenomen of Thuthmose III).”

Bibliography:

[Book] Oren, Eliezer D. 1973. The Northern Cemetery of Beth Shan.. Leiden. E. J. Brill. pg. xx, 307 p. with illus., 3 fold. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 97, no. 10; Page 211, opposite Figure 38; Figure 51, no. 9View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Fitzgerald, Gerald M. Excavations in the Northern Cemetery Area, 1922-1931.. Unpublished manuscript. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pl.28, no.9View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Keel, Othmar. 2010. Corpus der Stempelsiegel-Amulette aus Palästina/Israel : von den Anfängen bis zur Perserzeit.. Freiburg. Freiburg, Schweiz. Vol. 2. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pages 134, 135/ cat. no. 81View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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