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Hippopotamus-shaped seal-amulet
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06549
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleHippopotamus-shaped seal-amulet
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1700 / -1640
  • Period15th dynasty (Egypt > Second Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,7 cm, Width: 1 cm, Depth: 0,7 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 hippopotamus shows various hieroglyphs between two “nbw” signs: the sign “nfr”, the solar disk “ra”, the ostrich feather “maat”, the falcon and the sign “ntjr”. This point to a Canaanite production and a date ca. 1700-1640.