lunes, 18 de julio de 2016

Glazed stone inlay of a bee hieroglyph

Glazed stone inlay of a bee hieroglyph
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Stone inlay depicting the bee, a common hieroglyph in titles of kings and officials. Although the royal title in question is often translated 'king of Lower Egypt', its precise meaning and origin remain obscure. The inlay may have formed part of an item of furniture or burial equipment. In the Ptolemaic Period glass inlays were manufactured for decoration and hieroglyphic inscriptions on coffins, and this glazed stone example may derive from a similar setting.
Present location NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND [30/002] DUBLIN
Inventory number 1954:162
Dating LATE PERIOD
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category INLAY
Material ROCK; GLAZE
Technique SCULPTURED; GLAZED
Width 5 cm
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