<em>Cylinder Seal of Pepy I</em>, ca. 2338-2298 B.C.E. Steatite, 2 13/16 x Diam. 3/4 in. (7.1 x 1.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 44.123.32. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 44.123.32_with_impression_PS6.jpg)

Cylinder Seal of Pepy I

Medium: Steatite

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 2338-2298 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 2 13/16 x Diam. 3/4 in. (7.1 x 1.9 cm)

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Accession Number: 44.123.32

Image: 44.123.32_with_impression_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Long black steatite cylinder seal, very large perforation. Inscription in five vertical columns giving the Horus name and cartouche of King Mery-re (Pepy I) together with the titles of a Lector who is not named. Inscription reads: "The Lector-Priest, Chief over the secret things, the Lector-Priest, doing what his Lord commands, the Lector-Priest, doing what his Lord praises, King of Lower and Upper Egypt, Mery-re, living eternally, the Horus Mery-taui, Mery-re." Condition: One large and several smaller chips at top and bottom.

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