Ka-Nefer-Nefer:Tyet Amulet

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Details[1]

Type

Amulet in the Shape of a Tyet symbol.

Time

19th Dynasty

Origin

Mat-burial of Ka-Nefer-Nefer, found in 1952 by M Zakaria Goneim at Saqqara, above the unfinished pyramid of Sekhemkhet.

Material

Red feldspar

Dimensions

4.6 cm height

Current Location

Unknown, probably in the Goneim's Saqqara Magazine for the 1952 excavations.

Description

Amulet in the shape of a tyet sign, or the sash of Isis. Sculpted in red feldspar with incised details. The back is flat with 5 lines of text separated by incised horizontal lines. The text reads right to left. Eyelet is incised with two vertical lines perhaps in an attempt to imitate coiled string.

Associated Images

Tyetamulet.jpg

Drawing from Goneim 1957, pp23. [1] by K M Johnston, 2010.

Inscription

Tyetamuletinsc.jpg

Inscription from Goneim 1957, pp 23. [1]

Bibliography

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Goneim, M. Zakaria, Service des Antiquites de L'Egypte. Horus Sekhem-khet - The Unfinished Step Pyramid At Saqqara, Volume 1. Excavations at Saqqara. Imprimerie de L'Institut Francais D'Archeologie Orientale. Cairo. 1957. pp 23-27, Plates LXVII-LXXI

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