Egyptian Old Kingdom pyramid seal

E116

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A rare steatite seal in the form of a pyramid, the base decorated with crude designs.

Culture
Egypt, Old Kingdom, 6th Dynasty, c. 2345-2181 BC

Size
0.7 x 1.2 cms

Condition
Intact

Provenance
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

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