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Scarab
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.02711
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Abydos (Africa > North Africa > Egypt > Upper Egypt (region) > Sohag (governorate))
  • Dateca. -1700 / -1600
  • PeriodSecond Intermediate Period (Egypt)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1 cm, Width: 0,8 cm, Depth: 0,4 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base is decorated with a spiral connected to two papyrus stems. The morphology of the scarab attributes it to the workshop of Tell el-Dab’a in the Delta, active around the end of the 13th dynasty.