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Scarab with the name of Amon-re in its mounting
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05362
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with the name of Amon-re in its mounting
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1550 / -1295
  • Period18th dynasty (Egypt > New Kingdom)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
    Gold (Metal)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,4 cm, Width: 0,9 cm, Depth: 0,5 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this scarab shows hieroglyphs which form the name of the god Amon Ra next to a lotus stalk. Scarabs with similar inscriptions date from the 18th dynasty. The original gold mounting is preserved; the scarab was probably originally attached to a ring.