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Scarab with lion chasing a gazelle
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.00654
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with lion chasing a gazelle
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Abydos (Africa > North Africa > Egypt > Upper Egypt (region) > Sohag (governorate))
  • Date-1640 / -1500
  • Period15th dynasty (Egypt > Second Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,6 cm, Width: 1 cm, Depth: 0,7 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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This scarab was found together with E.00653. The base displays a caprid (ibex or gazelle) that is attacked by a lion. Both the motif and the morphology of the scarab point to Canaanite production (ca. 1640-1500).