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Cowroid
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06249
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleCowroid
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1650 / -1550
  • Period15th dynasty (Egypt > Second Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • TechniqueGlaze (Ceramics > Decoration and finishing)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,3 cm, Width: 1,2 cm, Depth: 0,5 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this seal amulet in the shape of a kauri shell shows the hieroglyph “sA” (‘protection’) between two drooping papyrus stalks (see also E.6334). Above, a motif characteristic for the Hyksos Period.