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Ram-headed scaraboid
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.03221
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleRam-headed scaraboid
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of discovery: Unknown
    Place of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
  • Date-747 / -656
  • Period25nd dynasty and contemporaries (Egypt > Third Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialFaience (Earth > Clay > Ceramics > Earthenware)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics (techniques) > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 4,2 cm, Width: 2,9 cm, Depth: 1,7 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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Scarabs with the head of a ram are characteristic for the 25th dynasty. The base of this scarab is decorated with a Hathor head between two uraei. The base shows various motifs and hieroglyphs for example a kneeling figure who holds a “mn” sign and ostrich feather “maat” between his lifted hands, the winged sun disk, the “nb” basket, uraei, the falcon, the papyrus stalk “wAdj” and the solar disk “ra”.