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Pearl in the shape of a grasshopper (?) and a frog
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06160
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitlePearl in the shape of a grasshopper (?) and a frog
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1550 / -1295
  • Period18th dynasty (Egypt > New Kingdom)
  • TechniqueFaience (earthenware) (Ceramics > Categories)
  • DimensionsHeight: 2 cm, Width: 0,7 cm, Depth: 1,3 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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This seal amulet represents a frog sitting on a grasshopper (?). Both symbolize regeneration and rebirth, a function strengthened by the life sign “ankh”, which is engraved on the base. Stamp seals in the shape of grasshoppers seem limited to the New Kingdom and are en vogue during the 18th dynasty.