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Seal of Henat
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06941b
  • Object nameSeal
  • TitleSeal of Henat
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
  • Date-664 / -525
  • PeriodSait Period (Egypt > Late Period)
  • MaterialClay (Earth)
  • DimensionsHeight: 3 cm, Width: 2,6 cm, Depth: 1,3 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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This seal imprint in clay has an inscription organised in two horizontal rows. It consists of the name, title and descent of the owner: “prophet of Menkare, de high reading priest, Henat, son of Psamtek-sa-Neith”. This person and his family are known from several documents. Henat was probably a contemporary of the Persian kings. His first title (“prophet of Menkare”) shows the existence of a cult for king Menkare in the Persian Period. The imprint is less well preserved than the other copy (compare E.6941A) and was used to bind together papyrus scrolls.