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Pyramid-shaped seal-amulet
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.02857
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitlePyramid-shaped seal-amulet
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-2160 / -2025
  • PeriodFirst Intermediate Period (Egypt)
  • MaterialStone
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,5 cm, Width: 1,2 cm, Depth: 0,9 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this seal amulet in the shape of a pyramid shows a standing human figure. This seal type was especially popular during the First Intermediate Period (9th – early 11th dynasty), but the motif appears mainly on seal amulets from the 7th-9th dynasties.