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  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.02566
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Tell el-Yahudiya (Africa > North Africa > Egypt > Lower Egypt (region) > Ash Sharqiyah (governorate))
  • Date-1700 / -1640
  • PeriodSecond Intermediate Period (Egypt)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 2 cm, Width: 1,3 cm, Depth: 0,7 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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Vertical composition with hieroglyphs in three registers. Above, a papyrus plant with two hanging branches and below the two Red Crowns of Lower Egypt on either side of the “nfr” hieroglyph. In the middle we see a “nfr” between two hieroglyphs “h”. On the extremities are two hieroglyphs of the rising sun “kha”. The morphology of the scarab, especially the branches decorating the back, point to Canaanite production (ca. 1700-1640).