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Human-head scaraboid
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05860
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleHuman-head scaraboid
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1295 / -945
  • Period19th dynasty (Egypt > New Kingdom)
  • MaterialFaience (Earth > Clay > Ceramics > Earthenware)
  • DimensionsHeight: 2,1 cm, Width: 1,6 cm, Depth: 0,8 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The production of scaraboids with human face, in faience, seems to appear in the Ramessid Period and lasts until the Late Period. On the base, a standing figure with long neck, possibly the god Seth. To the right, a large ostrich feather of the goddess Maat and a solar disk. Similar compositions appear on scarabs dating from the 19th-21st dynasties.