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Button seal
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.02371
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleButton seal
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-2345 / -2025
  • Period9th and 10th dynasty (Egypt > First Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,2 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The handle of this button-shaped seal amulet represents a lying animal. The base shows an animal (wolf?) marching to the left and a standing human figure, separated from each other by a line.