Aten cartouche

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    1539-1075 BCE
  • Geography

  • Material

    Faience (glazed composition)
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 2 x 1 x 0.3 cm (13/16 x 3/8 x 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Amulet in the shape of a cartouche. The glaze is a deep cobalt blue.Two holes at either end enter on the edge and exit on the back of the amulet near the edge. The cartouche is one of the two cartouches used for the Aten and is translated: Re-Harakhti lives, rejoicing in the horizon.
  • Inscriptions

    Transliteration of Hieroglyphs: ‘n r‘-r-ty ri m t Translation: Re-Harakhti lives, rejoicing in the horizon.
  • Provenance

    To 1907
    Spink & Son Ltd., to 1907 [1]
    From 1907 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London in 1907 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1852, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Charles Lang Freer and Egypt (June 13, 1998 to October 2, 2011)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Spink & Son Ltd. (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Jewelry and Ornament
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