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Fragment of a seal-amulet in the shape of a squatting figure by the name of Nesu-Montu
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05279
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleFragment of a seal-amulet in the shape of a squatting figure by the name of Nesu-Montu
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Ramesseum (temple) (Africa > North Africa > Egypt > Upper Egypt (region) > Luxor (governorate))
  • Date-1850 / -1650
  • Period13th dynasty (Egypt > Middle Kingdom)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 3,9 cm, Width: 2,8 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this seal amulet bears an inscription with the name and title of the owner: “imy-kht n pr-Hdj n […] Nsw-Mntjw kA nfr wAH”, ‘he who follows (bodyguard?) in the treasury of […], Nesu-Montu, that his perfect soul may continue to exist’. Originally this object represented a naked, seated child holding a finger to his mouth.