Cowroid Seal-Amulet

New Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116

This cowrie-shaped seal-amulet was found with twenty-three scarabs and seal-amulets in the coffin of a young woman who was buried in Hatnefer's tomb (see 36.3.1 and 36.3 26). The back is decorated with incised lines that imitate a metal ring setting (see 36.3.48); the base is inscribed with a tilapia fish eating a plant.

Cowroid Seal-Amulet, Glazed steatite

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