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Scarab of Mykerinos
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.03067
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab of Mykerinos
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-747 / -525
  • PeriodSait Period (Egypt > Late Period)
  • MaterialFaience (Earth > Clay > Ceramics > Earthenware)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,3 cm, Width: 0,9 cm, Depth: 0,7 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this scarab is heavily damaged but hieroglyphs forming the name of Menkaure (Men-Ka-Ra), a pharaoh from the Old Kingdom, are still visible. Such scarabs are not contemporary to his rule: they are products from the 25th-26th dynasty. The morphology of the scarab seems to confirm this date.