Lost wax cast reproduction inspired by the Ring of Priest Sienamun an Ancient Egyptian artifact created between 664–525 BC and housed at the Met Museum.
Reproduced here in cufflink form - the rings striking intaglio signet is paired with a subtle curved split bridge back - flared to keep the cufflinks properly aligned.
The inscription reads right to left on all three lines. Starting with the bottom line the hieroglyphstranslate as follows:
Duck: biliteral sign sA ("son")
Red crown of northern/lower Egypt: uniliteral sign n (preposition "of")
Reed leaf: uniliteral sign i
Senet game board: biliteral sign mn
Water squiggle: uniliteral sign n (phonetic complement, simply reinforces the reading of mn)
Seated man: determinative (word classifier, not read aloud)
Put together, you get his namesA-n-Imn, or Sienamun as the Met calls him. Translated literally, "son of (the god) Amun."
The first two lines note that Sienamun was not only a priest (Hm-nTr) but also an overseer of horses (imy-r smsmw).
Each cufflink measures .9" wide x .8" tall x .8" deep. This item is created by lost wax casting a 3d printed mold and is manufactured in the United States. It is made to order - please allow 2-3 weeks for production.