Egyptian serpentine amulet in the form of a pyramidal seal

E116

£180.00

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A carved green serpentine 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.

Culture
Egypt, Late Dynastic to Ptolemaic Period, mid 1st Millennium BC

Size
1.2 x 1.7 cms

Condition
Minor surface chipping otherwise intact

Provenance
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.

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