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Cylinder seal with some hieroglyphs
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05034
  • Object nameCylinder seal
  • TitleCylinder seal with some hieroglyphs
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
  • Date-3000 / -2686
  • PeriodEarly Dynastic period (Thinite period) (Egypt)
  • MaterialStone
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,8 cm, Width: 1,7 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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This cylinder seal in black steatite wears some hieroglyphic symbols with an uncertain meaning. The piece, which probably came from a grave, was used by its owner to “draw” on clay. It dates from the Thinite period.