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Fish-shaped rectangular plaque with the name of Amun
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05631
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleFish-shaped rectangular plaque with the name of Amun
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1295 / -715
  • Period23rd dynasty (Egypt > Third Intermediate Period)
  • TechniqueFaience (earthenware) (Ceramics > Categories)
  • DimensionsHeight: 3 cm, Width: 2,4 cm, Depth: 0,8 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this rectangular seal amulet in the shape of a fish carries an inscription with a wish addressed to Amon: two “sA” hieroglyphs (‘protection’) below the solar bark of the god Amon. This type of amulet knows its heyday during the Ramessid Period but still appears under the 22th dynasty.