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Scarab
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06958b
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of discovery: El Kawa (Africa > North Africa > Sudan > Al-Wasta (region) > White Nile (province))
    Place of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
  • TechniqueFaience (earthenware) (Ceramics (techniques) > Categories)
    Glaze (Ceramics (techniques) > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 2,7 cm, Width: 2 cm, Depth: 1,3 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 (“nb”, “Htp”, “di” and “ankh” or “swt” (?)) combined in an unconventional way. The inscription might refer to the sacrificial formula “Htp di nsw”, ‘a sacrifice which the king gives’.