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Scarab with ichneumon
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06591f
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with ichneumon
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-747 / -656
  • Period25nd dynasty and contemporaries (Egypt > Third Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1 cm, Width: 0,7 cm, Depth: 0,4 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this scarab has several hieroglyphs: the ichneumon (Egyptian mongoose), the solar disk “ra” and the ostrich feather “maat”. The inscription could be read as ‘Amun ra’. Similar scarabs date from the 25th dynasty.