A large Egyptian Carnelian Wedjet Amulet, Middle Kingdom, ca. 2070 - 1600 BCE
Bibliography: Andrews, Carol, 1994. Amulets of Ancient Egypt. Austin: University of Texas. p. 43-4.
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall. A large and impressive example.
Dimensions: Length: 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm)
Provenance: Estate of the artists James McBey (12/23/1883 - 12/1/1959) and Marguerite McBey (1905 – 1999) , London, England, by descent to family, thereafter private Brooklyn collection.
Marguerite Huntsberry Loeb McBey was an American painter and photographer. Born in Philadelphia, she was educated in Switzerland and at the Sorbonne in Paris. She later studied bookbinding at the Ecole et Ateliers d'Art Decoratif in Paris, and during this period she had an affair with artist Oscar Kokoschka. After returning from Paris, she worked as a photographer in New York City and opened a bookbinding business.
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