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Conoid with representation of Baal
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06166
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleConoid with representation of Baal
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1186 / -945
  • Period22nd dynasty (Egypt > Third Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,5 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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This cone-shaped seal amulet is decorated all round with the following scene: a lying hare, a lion marching to the right, two standing human figures, the second of which holds a long staff or sceptre, and another quadruped followed by four circles. The base of this seal shows the Canaanite god Baal, standing on the back of a lion. He is winged and wears a high, horned crown.