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An Egyptian Carnelian Amulet of a Bird, New Kingdom, ca. 1550 - 1295 BCE
Regular price$1,950 USD
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This very fine amulet is hand-carved from carnelian in the form of a bird, the head upright and facing forward, with legs tucked underneath its body, the delicate crosshatching across its back indicating feathers.
Birds played a vital role in the lives of the ancient Egyptians and were such a focus of religion and culture that they were mummified as offerings at temples.
Dimensions: Length: 1/2 inch (12 mm)
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall. Pierced longitudinally for attachment.
Provenance: Acquired in Egypt by Goddard Du Bois (b. 1869 – d. 1925) and Josephine Cook Du Bois (b. 1864 – d. 1961), New York between 1900 and 1907, exhibited Metropolitan Museum of Art between 1920-1948 # 45.930 (part).
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