Title: Scarabaei Chananaei Lovanienses. Middle Bronze Age “Hyksos” Seal-Amulets in the University Museums of Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
Authors: Boschloos, Vanessa *
Hameeuw, Hendrik * ×
Van Quickelberghe, Etienne #
Issue Date: Dec-2014
Publisher: Editions Safran
Series Title: Res Antiquae vol:11 pages:1-8
Article number: 1
Abstract: At the split of the Catholic University of Leuven, into the Flemish ‘Katholieke Universiteit Leuven’ and the French-speaking ‘Université Catholique de Louvain’, the same happened to the collection of antiquities of the university’s Biblical Museum, where objects from ancient Palestine were exhibited. Among the artefacts were stamp seals labelled « Hyksos scarabs », in reference to the Second Intermediate Period in Egypt, when a Canaanite dynasty ruled the Delta. This paper aims to bring together the scarabs, now divided between the museums of Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve, to re-examine them by applying new visualisation techniques and to revise their dating in light of recent progress made in the field of scarab research. They can now be assigned to a Levantine origin and attributed to different groups within the glyptic traditions of the late Middle Bronze Age (17th-16th centuries BC).
ISSN: 1781-1317
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Near Eastern Studies, Leuven
* (joint) first author
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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