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Seal-amulet with pseudo-inscription in Greek
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.04940
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleSeal-amulet with pseudo-inscription in Greek
  • CultureGreek
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
  • Date-332 / 395
  • PeriodGreco-Roman period (Egypt)
  • MaterialCarnelian (Stone > Quartz > Chalcedony (mineral))
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,6 cm, Width: 1,2 cm, Depth: 0,5 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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This intaglio in cornelian was certainly worn in a mounting to give its owner complete protection against evil. The base displays magical signs among them some Greek vowels, devoid of all logical meaning. The piece dates from the Greek-Roman period.