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Scarab with the goddess Taweret/Thoeris
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05360
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with the goddess Taweret/Thoeris
  • 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: 2,4 cm, Width: 1,8 cm, Depth: 1,1 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this seal amulet shows the hippopotamus Taweret/Thoeëris, with a knife in her hand. In front of her, the hieroglyph “sA”, ‘protection’. The back of this seal amulet carries a small scarab and is characteristic for the Ramessid Period.