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Cowroid
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06334
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleCowroid
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1640 / -1500
  • Period15th dynasty (Egypt > Second Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,5 cm, Width: 1,2 cm, Depth: 0,6 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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This seal amulet in the shape of a kauri shell shows on its base three hieroglyphs: the protective sign “sA” between two arms (“a”). The morphology of this seal amulet points to a date in the Second Intermediate Period.