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Fish-shaped rectangular plaque with representation of Bes
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05353
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleFish-shaped rectangular plaque with representation of Bes
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1295 / -1069
  • Period20th dynasty (Egypt > New Kingdom)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 2,2 cm, Width: 1,7 cm, Depth: 0,7 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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This rectangular seal amulet takes the form of a fish on the backside. This seal type was especially popular during the 19-20th dynasty (Ramessid Period). The base shows a scene in which a cobby figure, with three plums on his head and a tail, drinks from a vase through a straw. It represents the dwarf god Bes.