Stamp Seal of Meru the 'Answerer of Horus [the King]'
Like many cylinder seals, Middle Kingdom stamp seals such as this one belonged to high-ranking government officials and had the name and titles of the owner incised on the flat bottom. Artists carved miniature sculptures of humans or animals on the backs of these elite seals.
- Medium: Steatite, glazed
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1838-1759 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XII Dynasty
- Period: Middle Kingdom
- Dimensions: 1 9/16 x 7/8 x 13/16 in. (4 x 2.2 x 2 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 36.837
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Stamp Seal of Meru the 'Answerer of Horus [the King]', ca. 1838-1759 B.C.E. Steatite, glazed, 1 9/16 x 7/8 x 13/16 in. (4 x 2.2 x 2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 36.837. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Brown steatite seal, green glaze, small figure of a seated man in the round wearing wig and kilt
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)