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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:08 pm    Post subject: Help with mysterious cartouche Reply with quote

Hello, new here, trying to find out whether the glyphs in this cartouche are meaningful or just decoration. It is engraved on a 24 in. Diameter copper tray with other cartouches and glyphs, but I thought I'd make a request that's probably easy for someone here. I don't think the tray is even an antique but I'd like to know what it says, if anything intelligible.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's nonsense: not the name of a known ruler and (assuming the glyphs are as I see them) reads:/bAt-n-qA-n/. It takes real work to even to get to that, which says to me that it's simply decoration.

Also, not a proper cartouche (it tries to mix the shen ring of a cartouche with an ankh (anx)).

So, no meaning, and done improperly: I doubt the source is even Egyptian.

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