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Seal-amulet in the shape of an ox head
  • CollectionCollection Egypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.07345
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleSeal-amulet in the shape of an ox head
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production: Egypt (Africa > North Africa)
    Place of discovery: Unknown
  • Date-1186 / -945
  • Period21st dynasty (Egypt > Third Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialJasper (Stone > Quartz > Chalcedony (mineral))
  • DimensionsHeight: 1,2 cm, Width: 1 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 seal amulet in the shape of a ‘bucrianum’ shows a sitting animal of the god Seth and a small solar disk. This seal type, as well as the motif on the base, dates mainly from the Ramessid Period, or a short time after.