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Button seal with lion-shaped handle
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.03020
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleButton seal with lion-shaped handle
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-2181 / -2160
  • Period7th and 8th dynasty (Egypt > First Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 0,8 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this seal amulet carries four ibex heads, linked to each other. The handle is in the shape of the head of a lion or hippopotamus. Similar seals date from the 7th-8th dynasties.