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Scarab with gold foil
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05789.12
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with gold foil
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: El-Riqqeh (Africa > North Africa > Egypt > Upper Egypt (region) > Al-Fayyum (governorate))
  • Date-1550 / -1186
  • Period18th dynasty (Egypt > New Kingdom)
  • MaterialFaience (Earth > Clay > Ceramics > Earthenware)
    Gilding (Metals > Finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,5 cm, Width: 1,1 cm, Depth: 0,8 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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This scarab in composite material is covered, on its base and back, with golden plaques. This indicates that the scarab was not used as a seal, but as jewellery/an amulet.