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Scarab with flower
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06240
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with flower
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1550 / -1460
  • PeriodMiddle Kingdom (Egypt)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,3 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 shows a cruciform flower motif with four leaves and spirals. Both the design and morphology of the scarab point to a date in the late Middle Kingdom (mid-12th-13th dynasty).