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Scarab with Bes
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05382
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with 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: 1,8 cm, Width: 1,3 cm, Depth: 0,8 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this scarab shows the dwarf god Bes. A rope surrounds the motif. Bes was very popular on Ramessid scarabs and the morphology of the scarab confirms a dating in the 19-20th dynasty.