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Scarab of Kemeni
  • CollectionEgypt
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberE.05030
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleScarab of Kemeni
  • CultureEgyptian
  • GeographyPlace of production:EgyptGeographical Reference > Africa > North Africa
    Place of discovery:UnknownHistorical geographical reference
  • Date1773 BC - 1650 BC
  • Period23rd dynasty(Egypt > Third Intermediate Period)
  • MaterialSteatite (mineral)Material > Stone > Mineral
    TechniqueGlazeTechnique > Ceramics (techniques) > Decoration and finishing
  • DimensionsH x La x P: 1,6 cm, 1,2 cm, 0,8 cm
  • OwnerMusées royaux d'art et d'histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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The base of this scarab bears an inscription which forms the name and titles of Kemeni, the overseer of the audience hall / the chamberling (“imy-r ‘chnwty nfr”). The hieroglyph “nfr” below functions as a funerary epithet. The morphology of the scarab points to a date in the 13th dynasty.