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Scarab
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05004
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Dateca. -1550 / -1458
  • Period18th dynasty (Egypt > New Kingdom)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,5 cm, Width: 1,2 cm, Depth: 0,8 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this scarab is decorated with woven patterns of loops. Parallels for such a composition can be found in the late Middle Kingdom scarabs, but the morphology suggests that this example dates from the early 18th dynasty.