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Hedgehog seal-amulet
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05350
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleHedgehog seal-amulet
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
  • Date-664 / -331
  • PeriodLate Period (Egypt)
  • MaterialFaience (earthenware) (Ceramics > Categories)
  • DimensionsHeight: 2,8 cm, Width: 1,7 cm, Depth: 1,8 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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This small amulet in faience represents a hedgehog on a pedestal. The back of the animal is divided in squares, to show the many spikes. On the base, a couple of hieroglyphs that may form an inscription: “[May] Bastet give good things and life to the king”.