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Scarab with 'anra' inscription
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06625
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with 'anra' inscription
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Lower Egypt (region) (Africa > North Africa > Egypt)
  • Date-1700 / -1500
  • Period15th dynasty (Egypt > Second Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,9 cm, Width: 1,4 cm, Depth: 0,8 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this scarab is damaged but shows a composition in three horizontal registers. In the centre there are hieroglyphs: the arm “a”, the sign “n”, the arm “a” again and the mouth “r”. They form a formula of the so-called ‘anra’ type, particularly popular on ‘Hyksos’ scarabs. The lower part of the base also shows hieroglyphs: the sign “nfr” between two “wdjAt” eyes. Both the inscription and the morphology of the scarab attribute this piece to the Canaanite production contemporary with the Second Intermediate Period, ca. 1700-1500.