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SKU: EA2345

An Egyptian Red Jasper Trussed Ox Amulet, New Kingdom, ca. 1550 - 1069 BCE

Sale price550 USD

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Carved in the round, a fat trussed ox with its legs tightly bound beneath its body.

Amulets of trussed oxen are part of a category of Egyptian amulets in the form of earthly possessions, many of which depict funerary offerings, "intended to keep the various spirit forms which survived death eternally supplied with essential food and drink even if actual supplies had ceased to be presented at the burial place" (Andrews, Carol, 1994. Amulets of Ancient Egypt. Austin: University of Texas, p. 91). For a similar example see Andrews, p. 92, pl. 92c. 

Dimensions:  Length: 1 1/8 inches (2.9 cm)

Condition:  Overall intact and in excellent condition.

Provenance:  Private Maryland collection of a diplomat, acquired while serving in Egypt between 1949 and 1956, and then by descent.

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An Egyptian Red Jasper Trussed Ox Amulet, New Kingdom, ca. 1550 - 1069 BCE
An Egyptian Red Jasper Trussed Ox Amulet, New Kingdom, ca. 1550 - 1069 BCE Sale price550 USD