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Scarab with spirals
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05396
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with spirals
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1700 / -1600
  • Period15th dynasty (Egypt > Second Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,4 cm, Width: 1 cm, Depth: 0,6 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of tis scarab shows the lion goddess Sekhmet holding a papyrus stalk in her hand. Behind her is a vertical line and below the hieroglyph “nb”.