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Scarab (with the name of Mykerinos?)
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05701.1
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab (with the name of Mykerinos?)
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Sanam (Africa > North Africa > Sudan > Al-Wasta (region) > White Nile (province))
  • Date-747 / -656
  • Period25nd dynasty and contemporaries (Egypt > Third Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 3,5 cm, Width: 2,5 cm, Depth: 1,4 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The bottom part of this scarab is damaged, but identical scarabs show, in the middle, a cartouche with the name of Menkaure, pharaoh of the 4th dynasty. Two uraei, one with the White Crown of Upper Egypt and the other with the Red Crown of Lower Egypt, are placed on each side of the cartouche. Scarabs with the name of kings from the Old Kingdom are not from that era, rather they are products from the 25-26th dynasty and the engraving on this scarab is characteristic for the 25th dynasty.