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Button seals, the development of the design

a typology of the design (Wiese 1996: 77 -91; Seidlmayer 1990: 185-194)
(each seal depicted here is just an example for its type; the individual seals do not necessarily date under the specific period)

Sixth Dynasty
end of Sixth Dynasty
Beginning of First Intermediate Period
End of First Intermediate Period
Eleventh Dynasty
Early Middle Kingdom
a lizard
signs with unknown meaning
stylised animals or plants
designs with grid of lines
human beings
designs composed of round patterns
geometrical designs


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