London, South Kensington
29 October 2003
AN EGYPTIAN STEATITE STAMP SEAL IN THE FORM OF A SEATED MALE FIGURE
1ST INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, CIRCA 2000 B.C.
His left hand placed on his raised left knee, holding a flail over his right shoulder, the underside cut with a quartered 'maze' design
13/16 in. (2.2 cm.) high
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Cf. W. C. Hayes, The Scepter of Egypt, I, New York, 1953, p. 142, fig. 84 for similar.
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