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Oval plaque of Thutmosis III
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06228
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleOval plaque of Thutmosis III
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-664 / -525 (uncertain)
  • PeriodSait Period (Egypt > Late Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 2,4 cm, Width: 1,8 cm, Depth: 0,8 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The seal amulet is engraved on both sides. Side A shows the throne name of Thutmosis III, Menkheperra, behind a large cobra and on top of a “nb” basket. Side B shows a large cobra, a lotus flower and flower buds (?). This type of plaque, with a groove on the side, was popular during the Second Intermediate Period. The engraving style, in particular the hatching of the motifs and cobras, suggests a date in the Late Period.