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Scaraboid with winged sphinx
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05613
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScaraboid with winged sphinx
  • CulturePhoenician
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
  • Date-1200 / -330
  • MaterialJasper (Stone > Quartz > Chalcedony (mineral))
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,7 cm, Width: 1,4 cm, Depth: 0,7 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base is decorated with a winged sphinx with the head of a falcon, wearing the pschent, the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. A reversed “nfr” hieroglyph is visible. Below, five pomegranates and vertical incisions, imitating the “nb” symbol.