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  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.02563
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Tell el-Yahudiya (Africa > North Africa > Egypt > Lower Egypt (region) > Ash Sharqiyah (governorate))
  • Date-1700 / -1640
  • PeriodSecond Intermediate Period (Egypt)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,9 cm, Width: 1,3 cm, Depth: 0,8 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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Vertical composition with hieroglyphs surrounded by a border consisting of three pairs of oval spirals: the dung beetle “kheper” beneath a pair of arms “kA”. Below two “nfr” signs. Similar designs appear on late Middle Empire scarabs and on Canaanite scarabs from the Middle Bronze Age II. The shape of the “kA” sign and the morphology of the scarab point to Canaanite production (ca. 1700-1640).