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Seal of Petenisis
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.06941c
  • Object nameSeal
  • TitleSeal of Petenisis
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
  • Date-664 / -525
  • PeriodSait Period (Egypt > Late Period)
  • MaterialClay (Earth)
  • DimensionsHeight: 3 cm, Width: 3,5 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 is part of a category of similar objects which carry an inscription with the royal name of Amasis, preceded by the sign “sa” (protection) and followed by the title and name of the owner. The piece of Brussels carries the name of Petenisis, also known from his grave south east of the Oenas pyramid. This man, who seems to have been connected to the royal treasury, probably lived under the government of Amasis, the second to last king of the 26th dynasty.