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Scarab with the name of Amon-re (cryptogram)
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.04579c
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with the name of Amon-re (cryptogram)
  • 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)
  • DimensionsHeight: 0,8 cm, Width: 0,6 cm, Depth: 0,4 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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During the New Kingdom scarabs appeared with inscription that could be read, on the basis of the phonetic value of the signs, as cryptograms of the name Amon or Amon Ra. The cobra, for example, has the phonetic value “i”, the duck “mn” and the solar disk “re”. Thus, the signs could form the name “imn ra”.