12 June 2002
AN EGYPTIAN BLUE PAPYRIFORM FINIAL
New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII, Reign of Amenhotep III, 1391-1353 B.C.
The foliage inlaid in white, as is the cartouche of Amenhotep III on the top of the knob
1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm) high
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For a similar example inscribed for the pharaoh Ay see fig. 21 in Bianchi, In the Tomb of Nefertari. Conservation of the Wall Paintings.
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