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Button seal
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05001
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleButton seal
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-2160 / -2055
  • Period11th dynasty (Egypt > Middle Kingdom)
  • MaterialRock crystal (Stone > Quartz)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,4 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The handle is formed by two falcon heads or foreparts of lions, placed back to back. The base of this seal amulet displays a cruciform flower motif, consisting of papyrus stalks and lotus flowers.