Egyptian wood cartouche sealE178
A small carved hardwood seal in the form of a plumed cartouche. The carved decoration on the cartouche is indistinct and either depicts the Horus of Gold or the name of a pharaoh.
Egyptian wood seals are extremely rare, this example is carved from a hardwood which has developed a fine glossy surface patina.
Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 730-332 BC
2 x 0.8 cms
Damage to left plume as shown in the images
Ex. private collection: Arbeitsgruppe for Biblische Archeologie, Germany (Dr. Peter van der Veen)