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Scarab
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06642
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Nile (river) (Africa)
  • Date-747 / -656
  • Period25nd dynasty and contemporaries (Egypt > Third Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral) (Stone > Mineral)
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,1 cm, Width: 0,7 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 scarab shows an ostrich feather of the goddess Maat and a mongoose (ichneumon) below a solar disk. The interpretation of this composition remains unclear (it might refer to the god Amon) but it is popular on scarabs from the 25th dynasty.