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Scarab with royal title
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05370
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with royal title
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1186 / -656
  • Period25nd dynasty and contemporaries (Egypt > Third Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,6 cm, Width: 1,2 cm, Depth: 0,7 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this scarab is inscribed with the royal title “nswt bity” (‘lord of the Two Lands’), formed by the bee and the “swt” plant. Below, the hieroglyph “mr” (‘beloved’) and two circles. Similar compositions can be found on scarabs from the 20th-25th dynasties.