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.