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  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05611
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleCowroid
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-664 / -525 (uncertain)
  • PeriodSait Period (Egypt > Late Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,5 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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The base of this seal amulet in the shape of a kauri shell shows hieroglyphs and motifs: the sign “nfr” (‘good, beautiful’) stands between four C-shaped spirals, each filled with a “sA” sign (‘protection’) decorated with horizontal hatching. Thin lines of hatching run across the back.