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Scarab of Dehenty
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05020
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab of Dehenty
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
  • Date-1850 / -1650
  • Period13th dynasty (Egypt > Middle Kingdom)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 2,5 cm, Width: 1,8 cm, Depth: 1,1 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this scarab carries an inscription with the name of a certain Dehenty. The seal mentions the title of this official (to the right): “sS n khnrt wr”, ‘scribe of the large enclosure (building)’. Scarabs with the names of non-royal individuals are mostly known in the late Middle Kingdom and the morphology of this scarab points to the 13th dynasty. This official is known only from this source.