Reproduction of a cartouche from the tomb of Ramses second, New Empire of Egypt, 19th century. It reads: Ra messu meri Amen, meaning Pharaoh Ramses beloved the god Amen. 24K antique gold plate over pewter. Measures 1.5inH x .25inW each.
In ancient Egypt, many Egyptian works of art were designed to be read in hieroglyph symbolic language, in order to provide the underlying message, which was an essential part of their composition. In 1922, the tomb of The Egyptian king Tutankhamen of the 18th Dynasty was discovered. The funerary objects found in the tomb brought a new light on the art and life of ancient Egypt.