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Cowroid displaying lotus flower
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.02721
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleCowroid displaying lotus flower
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of discovery: Abydos (Africa > North Africa > Egypt > Upper Egypt (region) > Sohag (governorate))
    Place of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
  • Date-1550 / -1295
  • Period18th dynasty (Egypt > New Kingdom)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics (techniques) > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,4 cm, Width: 1,1 cm, Depth: 0,5 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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This seal amulet in the shape of a kauri shell comes from the excavations at Abydos, conducted by J. Garstang in 1908. On the base, a flowering lotus, symbol of rebirth.