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Scarab with figure holding two crocodiles
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06639
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with figure holding two crocodiles
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of discovery: Lower Egypt (region) (Africa > North Africa > Egypt)
    Place of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
  • Date-1069 / -945
  • Period21st dynasty (Egypt > Third Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,5 cm, Width: 1,2 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 a standing figure holding a crocodile in each hand. Such compositions are attested on scarabs that date from the 21st dynasty, the so-called post-Ramessid mass production.