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Scarab of Setshasw-Imeniat
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06364
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab of Setshasw-Imeniat
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-747 / -525
  • PeriodSait Period (Egypt > Late Period)
  • MaterialStone
  • DimensionsHeight: 3,5 cm, Width: 1,7 cm, Depth: 2,5 cm
  • OwnerMusées royaux d'art et d'histoire/Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this scarab shows a hieroglyphic inscription in four vertical columns, which mention the title of a governor of Herakleopolis: “rp’t Haty-‘ imy-r (?) mS’ n nn-nswt Haty- ‘wr-ntjr ‘qq chr-Hat pri chr-pHt mdt n.f. nsw m ‘w stja-s(w)-imn-iat”, ‘the hereditary prince, general of Herakleopolis, governor, priest, the one who enters first and exits last, to whom the king speaks when they are alone, Sestsha-Su-Imn-Iat’. According to Luc Limme (personal communication), the circle at the end could be read as “iat”: “Amun-iat”, ‘Amun-of-the-hill’ is a rare form of Amun, typical for the region of Herakleopolis. The Y-shaped line which delineates the pronotum of the scarab, is characteristic for the 25th and 26th dynasties.