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Seal-amulet in the shape of a nursing mother
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.03382
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleSeal-amulet in the shape of a nursing mother
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
  • Date-2160 / -2055
  • Period11th dynasty (Egypt > Middle Kingdom)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 2,9 cm, Width: 1,8 cm, Depth: 1,4 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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This seal amulet has the shape of a seated mother nurturing her child. The base is decorated with a continuously curled line. This seal type is characteristic for the First Intermediate Period.