This is an ancient Egyptian steatite cartouche plaque which is inscribed on the one side
with the name of Rameses III and on the other with his prenomen.
Ramesisu Heqaiunu (Ra has fashioned him, ruler of Heliopolis)
Usermaatre Meriamun (Strong is the Matt of Ra, beloved of Amun)
for comparable see:
H.R. Hall, Catalogue of Egyptian Scarabs, etc., in the British Museum, Vol. 1; no. 2308
- W. M. Flinders Petrie, Historical Scarabs, 1653 (see last picture)
Date: New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty, circa 1170 B.C.
Size: ca. 1,8 cm; c. 0.71 inches
Provenance: Estate of J.G., bought 1973 in Cairo; name will given to the new owner
The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.
This item is accompanied with an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.