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Scarab with hieroglyphs
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.07142
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with hieroglyphs
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1850 / -1650
  • Period13th dynasty (Egypt > Middle Kingdom)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,7 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 back of this scarab is decorated with hieroglyphs and a lotus flower. The base shows a symmetric composition of hieroglyphs: the forepart of a lion (“HAt”), the sign “nfr” (‘good, beautiful’), the “wdjAt” eye (‘healthy’), the mouth (“r”), the “djd” column (‘eternity’) and the Red Crown of Lower Egypt. The composition is characteristic for the production of the late Middle Kingdom (mid 12th-13th dynasty).