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Hedgehog-scaraboid dedicated to Khonsu
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.07141
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleHedgehog-scaraboid dedicated to Khonsu
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-747 / -656
  • Period25nd dynasty and contemporaries (Egypt > Third Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,6 cm, Width: 1,1 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 hedgehog scaraboid shows hieroglyphs that form the inscription “Hs Khnsw m wAst” (‘praise to Khonsu in Thebes’). Although such hedgehog scaraboids flourished during the Middle Kingdom, parallels for the inscription point to a date in the 25th dynasty.