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Scarab
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06245
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1700 / -1500 (uncertain)
  • Period15th dynasty (Egypt > Second Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,6 cm, Width: 1,1 cm, Depth: 0,8 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this scarab shows two “nfr” signs (‘good, beautiful’), each placed in an oval in the centre of the composition. It is surrounded on three sides by diagonal and perpendicular bars.