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Button seal
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06411
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleButton seal
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of discovery: Gebelein (Africa > North Africa > Egypt > Upper Egypt (region) > Qina (governorate))
    Place of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
  • Date-2181 / -2025
  • PeriodFirst Intermediate Period (Egypt)
  • MaterialIvory (Animal > Tooth > Mammal tooth)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,1 cm
  • OwnerMusées royaux d'art et d'histoire/Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this seal amulet is engraved with the depiction of two human figures: one squatting (a child?), whereas the other, with a large staff in his hand, steps to the right. This type of seal, and seals with similar decoration, date from the First Intermediate Period (7th-10th dynasty).