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Seal-amulet in the shape of nursing mothers
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.03383
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleSeal-amulet in the shape of nursing mothers
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of discovery: Unknown
    Place of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
  • Date-2160 / -2055
  • Period11th dynasty (Egypt > Middle Kingdom)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,8 cm, Width: 1,3 cm, Depth: 2,2 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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This seal amulet has the shape of two nurturing mothers, back to back, with a child on their lap. The base is decorated with a geometric motif, a sort of meander. This type of seal amulet and the decoration are characteristic for the late First Intermediate Period.