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Scarab of Ramesses II
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05028
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab of Ramesses II
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1279 / -1213
  • PeriodRamses II (Usermaätre-Setepenre) (Egypt > New Kingdom > 19th dynasty)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 2,2 cm, Width: 1,6 cm, Depth: 0,8 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The name of Ramses II is written in two cartouches on the back of this scarab: “wsr-maAt-ra stp-n-ra mry-imn ra-ms-s”. On the base we see three gods on the hieroglyph “mr”, ‘beloved’: the fertility god Min, the goddess Hathor with on her head a solar disk between two cow horns, holding a falcon-headed deity, probably her son Horus, by the hand. Below, to the right, an inscription that reads “mr(y).s”, ‘beloved by him’. Above the scene, the solar disk of Ra and below the hieroglyph “nb”, ‘lord’.