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Scarab of Neberhefat
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05024
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab of Neberhefat
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1850 / -1650
  • Period13th dynasty (Egypt > Middle Kingdom)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 2,2 cm, Width: 1,6 cm, Depth: 1 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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Description

The base of this scarab carries the name and titles of Neberhefat: “nb-r-HfAt iry pDt Htp di nsw ptH-skr-wsir nb ankh-tAwy n kA n.f sA sbk-m-sH wr mDw Smaw”, ‘a sacrifice that the king gives to Ptah-Sokar-Osiris, lord of Ankh-Tawy, for the soul of Neberhefat, archer, son of Sobekhemseh, the greatest of the ten/tens of Upper Egypt’.