London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
AN EGYPTIAN GOLD CARTOUCHE-SHAPED RING OF KAMOSE
DYNASTY XVIII, 16TH-14TH CENTURY B.C.
The cartouche-shaped bezel giving the name of "Ka-mose (the Ka [life force] is born)"
11/16 in. (1.8 cm.) across bezel
Formerly in a private European collection acquired in the late 19th and early 20th Century: sold Christie's London, 5 October 2000, lot 136.
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The name Kamose is well attested from early New Kingdom times, when the Theban ruler moved against the Hyksos in the north to expel them finally from Egyptian soil and make way for a united Kingdom under Ahmose I.
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