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Scarab with the god Heh
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05703.14
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with the god Heh
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Sanam (Africa > North Africa > Sudan > Al-Wasta (region) > White Nile (province))
  • Date-664 / -525
  • PeriodSait Period (Egypt > Late Period)
  • MaterialFaience (Earth > Clay > Ceramics > Earthenware)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,4 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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The base of this scarab with hollowed-out sides shows a kneeling figure holding two signs of life (“ankh”) in his hands. A solar disk is situated above his head and he sits between two large branches and two crowned uraei. He is the god of eternity, Heh.