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Scarab with 'nefer' and spirals
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05703.11
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with 'nefer' and spirals
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Sanam (Africa > North Africa > Sudan > Al-Wasta (region) > White Nile (province))
  • Date-1850 / -1650
  • Period13th dynasty (Egypt > Middle Kingdom)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,7 cm, Width: 1,1 cm, Depth: 0,7 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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Two “nfr” hieroglyphs on either side of a group of interlocking spirals. Both the composition and morphology of the scarab date this object to the late 12th-13th dynasty, though it was discovered in a grave from the 25th-26th dynasty.