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Scarab with seal of the necropolis
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.07036a
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with seal of the necropolis
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-747 / -656 (uncertain)
  • Period25nd dynasty and contemporaries (Egypt > Third Intermediate Period)
  • TechniqueFaience (earthenware) (Ceramics (techniques) > Categories)
  • DimensionsHeight: 4 cm, Width: 2,7 cm, Depth: 1,7 cm
  • OwnerMusées royaux d'art et d'histoire/Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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Scarabs of this type have the seal of the administration of the Theban necropolis on their base. The inscription shows a recumbent jackal (Anubis) and nine prisoners, their hands tied to their back (also E.3223). Such scarabs appeared around the late 18th dynasty. The morphology of the scarab suggests a date around the 25th dynasty, though it may be a modern copy.