Stamp Seal of Meru the 'Answerer of Horus [the King]'
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
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.
ca. 1838-1759 B.C.E.
late XII Dynasty
1 9/16 x 7/8 x 13/16 in. (4 x 2.2 x 2 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.36.837_erg2.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 11/26/2007
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Brown steatite seal, green glaze, small figure of a seated man in the round wearing wig and kilt
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