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Lion-shaped scaraboid with the name of Amun-re
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05354
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleLion-shaped scaraboid with the name of Amun-re
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1186 / -945
  • Period21st dynasty (Egypt > Third Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics (techniques) > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,7 cm, Width: 1,1 cm, Depth: 0,8 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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Lion scaraboids are known from the Old Kingdom to the Late Period. During the Iron Age I (ca. 1200-900), the base is more U-shaped (like on this example), whereas during the late 25-26th dynasty, lions are shown on a rectangular base. The base bears an inscription with the name Amon Ra (“imn ran b tAwy”, ‘Amon Ra lord of the Two Lands’) and parallels point to a date in the early first millennium, around the 20th-21st dynasty.