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Cowroid displaying a female figure (Selkis?)
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.02109
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleCowroid displaying a female figure (Selkis?)
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: El-Riqqeh (Africa > North Africa > Egypt > Upper Egypt (region) > Al-Fayyum (governorate))
  • Date-1550 / -1295
  • Period18th dynasty (Egypt > New Kingdom)
  • MaterialFaience (Earth > Clay > Ceramics > Earthenware)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,6 cm, Width: 1 cm, Depth: 0,5 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this seal amulet in the shape of a kauri shell shows a standing woman holding the “ankh” sign in her right hand. In her left hand a long branch or, more likely, a scorpion. Presumably, this is the scorpion goddess Selkis.