Late Middle Kingdom

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Small lumps of clay or mud were often used to seal goods, doors, or documents. They are called sealings. On one side they often bear an impression of the seal used, while another side can show an impression of the object itself or of its closing mechanism (such as a string). The sealing here bears the impression of what was probably a scarab. The flat and oval-shaped underside of the seal amulet used was incised with a scroll motive that surrounds an ankh- and a nefer-hieroglyph.

Sealing, Mud

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