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  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.03080
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-664 / -525
  • PeriodSait Period (Egypt > Late Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,5 cm, Width: 1,1 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 finely engraved scarab shows a ‘horror vacui’ of motifs. Above, we can see a falcon with flagellum and the throne “st”. Below, from right to left, the cobra, hieroglyphs “ntjr” and “t”, the sign of the palace, and a lying figure (a cow?) above the hieroglyphs “nfr”, “ankh” and “nfr” again.