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Scaraboid displaying animals
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.02489
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScaraboid displaying animals
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • MaterialAgate (Stone > Quartz > Chalcedony (mineral))
  • DimensionsHeight: 3,2 cm, Width: 2,4 cm, Depth: 1,5 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this seal amulet shows various animals (lions and an ibex, among others) and symbols (horror vacui). The style of engraving is reminiscent of the so-called “Hyksos” scarabs from the late Middle Bronze Age (ca. 1640-1500).