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Scarab
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06219
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1850 / -1650
  • Period13th dynasty (Egypt > Middle Kingdom)
  • MaterialObsidian (Stone)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,4 cm, Width: 1 cm, Depth: 0,6 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this scarab is weathered; the central motif can no longer be distinguished (a spiral?) but it is flanked by two “nb” baskets decorated with vertical hatching. The latter and the material point to a dating in the late Middle Kingdom and the succeeding period.