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Scarab with Horus and cobra
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06641
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab with Horus and cobra
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
  • Date-1640 / -1500
  • Period15th dynasty (Egypt > Second Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 2 cm, Width: 1,4 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 a falcon-headed figure holding a uraeus with long tail. Parallels for this composition, the engraving style and morphology point to the Canaanite production contemporary with the 15th dynasty.