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Scarab with Thoth and Re-Horakhty
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.04579b
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with Thoth and Re-Horakhty
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Saft el-Henna (Africa > North Africa > Egypt > Lower Egypt (region) > Ash Sharqiyah (governorate))
  • Date-1550 / -1069
  • PeriodNew Kingdom (Egypt)
  • MaterialFaience (earthenware) (Ceramics > Categories)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics > Decoration and finishing)
  • 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 scarab shows a seated baboon, the animal of the god Thoth, to the left, in his function as moon god (identifiable by the solar disk with moon crescent above his head), and to the right a seated falcon-headed god with a solar disk above his head, Re-Horachte (Horus in his function as solar deity). Probably a Ramessid scarab (19th-20th dynasty).