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Scarab with uraei and hieroglyphs
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05391
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with uraei and hieroglyphs
  • 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: 2,6 cm, Width: 1,9 cm, Depth: 1,1 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this scarab shows two-sign combinations, mirrored: two uraei linked by their tails are placed on either side of a group of hieroglyphs: the arms “kA” (soul), the sign “n” (of) and the solar disk “ra” (Ra). The morphology of the scarab does not exclude a Ramessid dating (19th-20th dynasty).