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Scarab with hieroglyphs
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05695
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with hieroglyphs
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Harageh (Africa > North Africa > Egypt > Upper Egypt (region) > Al-Fayyum (governorate) > Kahun)
  • Date-1550 / -1295
  • Period18th dynasty (Egypt > New Kingdom)
  • MaterialFaience (earthenware) (Ceramics > Categories)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1 cm, Width: 0,9 cm, Depth: 0,4 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this scarab displays the following hieroglyphs: the reed “i”, the ostrich feather “maat” and the sign “nfr”. This is possibly a cryptogram of the name Amon.