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Wdjat-eye seal-amulet
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.04937
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleWdjat-eye seal-amulet
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1550 / -1069
  • PeriodNew Kingdom (Egypt)
  • MaterialFaience (Earth > Clay > Ceramics > Earthenware)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,9 cm, Width: 1 cm, Depth: 0,4 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this scaraboid in the shape of a wdjat eye shows a worshipping scene: before an enthroned goddess sits a second goddess, with a cobra above her head and the life sign “ankh” in her left hand. Both stretch out one hand towards a long papyrus sceptre. The goddess on the right side, with an animal head, is probably the lion-goddess Sechmet, who is often depicted with this type of sceptre. The enthroned goddess has two horns on her head and is possibly Isis or Hathor.