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Scarab with hieroglyphs
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06636
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with hieroglyphs
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Lower Egypt (region) (Africa > North Africa > Egypt)
  • Date-1650 / -1550
  • Period15th dynasty (Egypt > Second Intermediate Period)
  • TechniqueFaience (earthenware) (Ceramics (techniques) > Categories)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,4 cm, Width: 1 cm, Depth: 0,7 cm
  • OwnerMusées royaux d'art et d'histoire/Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this scarab shows hieroglyphs: the arms “kA” between two “nfr” signs and placed on the basket “nb”. Scarabs with similar compositions have been attributed to the production of the 15th dynasty and the morphology of the scarab confirms this date.