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Scarab with knot of uraei
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05386
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with knot of uraei
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1295 / -1069
  • Period13th dynasty (Egypt > Middle Kingdom)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,9 cm, Width: 1,4 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 a knot of four uraei around a central circle. They are placed in an oval that, in turn, is surrounded by a twisted rope border. Both the composition and the morphology place this scarab in the Ramessid Period (19th-20th dynasty).