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Scarab
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.02567
  • 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-1640 / -1500
  • PeriodSecond Intermediate Period (Egypt)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 2,5 cm, Width: 1,7 cm, Depth: 1,1 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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Composition with eight uraei connected by their tails to a knot. On the top and base there are “nfr” signs. The cross-shaped knot of the uraei is typical for the 18th dynasty, but prototypes are known from the late Middle Bronze Age. The morphology of the scarab points towards Canaanite production (ca. 1640-1500).