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Cowroid with fish
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05817
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleCowroid with fish
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1550 / -1295
  • Period18th dynasty (Egypt > New Kingdom)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,8 cm, Width: 1,1 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 seal amulet in the shape of a kauri shell shows the depiction of a fish, the Nile perch (‘tilapia nilotica’), a motif typical for seal amulets from the 18th dynasty.