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Scarab
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05383
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab
  • CulturePhoenician
  • GeographyPlace of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-600 / -400 (uncertain)
  • Period27th dynasty and contemporaries (Egypt > Late Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 2,7 cm, Width: 2 cm, Depth: 1,2 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The back of this scarab is much decorated and this is not unusual for the Ramessid Period and, particularly, for the Phoenician production of the Persian Period. The base shows a composition with a falcon with outspread wings and three figures standing on an “nb” basket.