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Scarab with Thoth
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05590e
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with Thoth
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-664 / -343 (uncertain)
  • Period30rd dynasty (Egypt > Late Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,4 cm, Width: 0,9 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 this scarab shows a god with ibis head (Thoth) and crowned with an ‘atef’, sitting on a throne. Before him, a large uraeus with two plumes on its head. Both the material and morphology of the scarab suggest that this may be a Phoenician scarab contemporary with the Late Period.