Egyptian wood cartouche seal

E178

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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.

Culture
Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 730-332 BC

Size
2 x 0.8 cms

Condition
Damage to left plume as shown in the images

Provenance
Ex. private collection: Arbeitsgruppe for Biblische Archeologie, Germany (Dr. Peter van der Veen)

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