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Seal amulet

Light green glazed seal in a cowroid shape. The base is incised with a floral pattern.


From Thebes, Deir el-Bahari. 1897: excavated by Edouard Naville for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: May 1, 1897)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 9–11, 2130–1980 B.C.

Object Place

Deir el-Bahari, Thebes, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite


The Ancient World