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Fragment of a scarab of Smendes II
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05340
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleFragment of a scarab of Smendes II
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-992 / -990
  • Period21st dynasty (Egypt > Third Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialFaience (Earth > Clay > Ceramics > Earthenware)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 3,8 cm, Width: 4 cm, Depth: 2,3 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this large scarab bears the name Smendes, “ns-bA-(n) djdt”. The hieroglyphs on the right side are only partly displayed: “Hm” and “ntjr”, next “mn”, “n” and maybe “pr”. It refers to the high priest (“Hm ntjr”) of Amon, Smendes II, who ruled in Thebes at the time of the 21st dynasty.