Egyptian steatite Pesheshkef amulet

E172

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A black steatite Pesheshkef amulet in the form of a forked lance with rope-bound blades.

Culture
Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 730-332 BC

Size
3.2 x 1.4 cms

Condition
Surface worn, the back left unfinished

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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