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Oval plaque with geometric design
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05600
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleOval plaque with geometric design
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1550 / -1069
  • PeriodNew Kingdom (Egypt)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,2 cm, Width: 0,8 cm, Depth: 0,5 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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This seal amulet in the shape of an oval plaque is decorated on two sides with perpendicular and diagonal lines (lotus flowers?). This type of plaque was very popular during the New Kingdom; the decoration, reminiscent of prototypes from the Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period, points to a Ramesside date.