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Seal-amulet shaped as a pair of hippo's
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.03068
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleSeal-amulet shaped as a pair of hippo's
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1550 / -1069
  • PeriodNew Kingdom (Egypt)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,3 cm, Width: 1,2 cm, Depth: 0,7 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The top of this seal amulet is formed by two hippopotamuses (one of them damaged). The base shows two fishes (tilapia nilotica) on each side of a broad papyrus stalk.