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Scarab with crocodile
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05716.1
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with crocodile
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Sanam (Africa > North Africa > Sudan > Al-Wasta (region) > White Nile (province))
  • Date-747 / -525
  • PeriodSait Period (Egypt > Late Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,2 cm, Width: 0,7 cm, Depth: 0,5 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 crocodile and the hieroglyphs “Htp” and “p”. This inscription forms “nb sbk htp”, ‘the lord Sobek is pleased’. Though the name Sobekhotep was used by several kings of the 13th dynasty, the morphology of the scarab – and scarabs with similar inscription – points to a date in the 25-26th dynasty.