Egyptian steatite pyramidal sealCS46
A carved black steatite amulet in the form of a pyramidal seal. Amulets such as this were placed in mummy wrappings over the hand of the deceased and symbolised power over property.
Egypt, Late Dynastic to Ptolemaic Period, mid 1st Millennium BC
0.8 x 1.5 cms
Minor surface chipping otherwise intact
Ex. collection: John Ingels, Leksand, Sweden (1925-2016), thence by family descent; acquired in the 1960’s. Ingels was a traveller and film-maker, producing “Egyptian Monuments” in 1962 with the purpose of saving the Abu Simbel temple. His antiquities collection was exhibited on several occasions in Leksand (Sweden) during the 1970’s-1990’s.