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Seal-amulet in the shape of a nursing mother
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.03034
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleSeal-amulet in the shape of a nursing mother
  • 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: 2,1 cm, Width: 2 cm, Depth: 2 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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This seal type is characteristic for the First Intermediate Period (also E.3382 and E.3383). The composition on the base confirms this date: above, two falcons are placed on either side of the sign of life “ankh”, and below, a lion lies near a sun disk.