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Scarab decorated with spirals
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05691
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab decorated with spirals
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Harageh (Africa > North Africa > Egypt > Upper Egypt (region) > Al-Fayyum (governorate) > Kahun)
  • Date-1850 / -1650
  • Period13th dynasty (Egypt > Middle Kingdom)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,7 cm, Width: 1,3 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 scarab shows a composition of interlocking spirals. Both the motif and morphology of the scarab point to a date in the Middle Kingdom (12th-13th dynasty).