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Frog seal-amulet
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05366
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleFrog seal-amulet
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-664 / -525
  • PeriodSait Period (Egypt > Late Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,5 cm, Width: 1,1 cm, Depth: 0,7 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The U-shaped base of this seal amulet in the shape of a frog shows a lying sphinx, crowned with the “Atef”-crown (consisting of two ostrich feathers). Above its back is the flagellum, and the sphinx holds a “sHm” sceptre in its front paws.