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Scarab of Neferhotep I
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05003
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab of Neferhotep I
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
  • Dateca. -1773 / -1650
  • PeriodNeferhotep I (Khasekhemre) (Egypt > Middle Kingdom > 13th dynasty)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 2,3 cm, Width: 1,6 cm, Depth: 0,9 cm
  • OwnerMusées royaux d'art et d'histoire/Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this scarab carries an inscription with the name of Neferhotep I, a pharaoh from the late 13 dynasty. The royal title “sA ra”, ‘son of Ra’ is placed above a cartouche with his name: the sign “nfr” above “Htp” with an added “t” and “p”. Left, hieroglyphs clarify his royal descent: “ms n mwt nsw Kmi”, ‘born from the royal mother Kemi’.