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Scarab displaying spiral and papyrus
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05788.18
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab displaying spiral and papyrus
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: El-Riqqeh (Africa > North Africa > Egypt > Upper Egypt (region) > Al-Fayyum (governorate))
  • Date-1985 / -1773
  • Period13th dynasty (Egypt > Middle Kingdom)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,4 cm, Width: 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 shows two papyrus stalks and a spiral. Nearly identical scarabs date to the 12th dynasty.