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New Kingdom Lapis Lazuli Cartouche Amulet - PF.2999
Origin: Egypt
Circa: 1600 BC to 600 BC
Dimensions: 2.75" (7.0cm) high
Collection: Egyptian
Medium: Lapis Lazuli

Additional Information: Found in Israel
Location: United States
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A cartouche is a stylized representation of a loop of rope, which terminates in a knot. It is used to contain the name of the pharaoh and is a symbolic representation of "all that the sun encompasses" (the universe). This, in effect, represents the Pharaoh’s role as ruler of the earthly and heavenly realms. This delicate lapis cartouche is unique and somewhat enigmatic. The amulet was created without an inscription. Perhaps it was left blank to be inscribed later with the name of a deified deceased pharaoh or that of the contemporary ruler. - (PF.2999)


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