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Cylinder seal of Pepi I
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.07311
  • Object nameCylinder seal
  • TitleCylinder seal of Pepi I
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
  • Date-2321 / -2287
  • PeriodPepi I Meryre (Egypt > Old Kingdom > 6th dynasty)
  • MaterialGranite (Stone)
  • DimensionsHeight: 7,6 cm, Width: 2,4 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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This cylinder seal belong to the so-called “royal seals”. It was produced by king Pepi I and given to officials in his service. Apart from the Horus name and throne name of the king, the text in three vertical columns, contains the epithet “who does what his lord commands”, which replaces the name of the official.