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  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.02705
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of discovery: Abydos (Africa > North Africa > Egypt > Upper Egypt (region) > Sohag (governorate))
    Place of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
  • Date-1850 / -1650
  • Period13th dynasty (Egypt > Middle Kingdom)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics (techniques) > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 2,1 cm, Width: 1,5 cm, Depth: 1,1 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this scarab shows hieroglyphs and several motifs. From the top down: two “wdjat” eyes, two arms “kA” on either side of the “Htp” sign and the basket “nb”, and the symbol of union “smA tAwy” between two signs of life (“ankh”).