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Cowroid with hieroglyphs
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05815
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleCowroid with hieroglyphs
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1650 / 1550
  • PeriodSecond Intermediate Period (Egypt)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,8 cm, Width: 1,3 cm, Depth: 0,6 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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This seal amulet in the shape of a kauri shell has a few hieroglyphs on the base: two “nfr” signs (‘good, beautiful’) stand on each side of a papyrus stalk “wAdj”, two life signs “ankh” flank a “nfr” sign and the whole is placed between “wdjat” eyes and two falcons. Both the composition and shape of the seal amulet date from the Second Intermediate Period.