Egyptian steatite Pesheshkef amuletE172
A black steatite Pesheshkef amulet in the form of a forked lance with rope-bound blades.
Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 730-332 BC
3.2 x 1.4 cms
Surface worn, the back left unfinished
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.