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Cauroid with spirals
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.02803
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleCauroid with spirals
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Dayr Rifeh (Africa > North Africa > Egypt > Upper Egypt (region) > Asyut (governorate))
  • Date-2055 / -1850
  • Period12th dynasty (Egypt > Middle Kingdom)
  • TechniqueFaience (earthenware) (Ceramics > Categories)
  • DimensionsHeight: 0,5 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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Description

The base of this round seal amulet in the shape of a kauri shell displays two spirals, separated from each other by an hatched bar. Both the motive and the seal type date from the early Middle Kingdom (late 11th – early 12th dynasty). Part of necklace E.02802.