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Scarab with lions and bucraneum
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06632
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with lions and bucraneum
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Lower Egypt (region) (Africa > North Africa > Egypt)
  • Date-1295 / -945
  • Period19th dynasty (Egypt > New Kingdom)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,7 cm, Width: 1,2 cm, Depth: 0,5 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 composition with, above, a cow head (of Mehet-Weret) or a bucranium, and two crossing branches between a pair of addorsed lions. Similar compositions are attested on scarabs from the New Kingdom.