Cufflinks of Priest Sienamun - Silver
Cufflinks of Priest Sienamun - Silver
Cufflinks of Priest Sienamun - Silver
Cufflinks of Priest Sienamun - Silver

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Cufflinks of Priest Sienamun - Silver

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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 hieroglyphs translate 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 name sA-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.