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Rectangular wood stamp seal with Greek inscription.

Details

  • ID
    HM_6-19689
  • Department
    Hearst Museum, Berkeley
  • Classification
    Seals, sealings & stoppers
  • Findspot
    Giza (provenance unknown) purchased
  • Material
    Wood
  • Dimensions
    3.2 x 3.5 x 8.8 cm (1 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 3 7/16 in)
  • Credit Line
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Hearst Egyptian Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Date of Register Entry
    1903–1904
  • Object owned by
    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
  • Problems/Questions
    In the second line are two letters that look like Roman capital R, which is not a Greek letter. It is possibly to be read: SOITI<?>HEREROO. The first line might also be <?>SITI<?>, if the second letter (from the right, or from the left in the impression) is a lunate sigma. Or if both lines are in the Roman alphabet: <?>CITI<?>. If the round sign is a sigma or a C, then the first angle-bracket-looking sign can't be a (broken/worn) sigma. Not certain how the first line ends.

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