Egyptian Old Kingdom pyramid sealE116
A rare steatite seal in the form of a pyramid, the base decorated with crude designs.
Egypt, Old Kingdom, 6th Dynasty, c. 2345-2181 BC
0.7 x 1.2 cms
Ex. collection: Alfred Theodore Arber-Cooke (c.1905-1993), thence by family descent; collection acquired from the 1930s to the 1970s. Arber-Cooke was a keen amateur antiquarian and author of two books on British archaeology.
For similar seals now in the Petrie Museum, London, please see: UC13354, UC20421A and UC20472