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GBP (£) 1,200 - 1,700
EUR (€) 1,400 - 1,990
USD ($) 1,520 - 2,150

Current bid: £1,000 (+bp*)
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(1 Bid, Reserve not met)   |   Current bid: £1,000
EGYPTIAN AMETHYST HORUS AMULET
LATE PERIOD, 664-332 B.C.
1 in. (5.98 grams, 27 mm).

Carved in the round, the falcon seated on a rectangular base with outstretched talons, the wings neatly tucked against the body, incised detailing and drilled eyes; a small drilled depression on the top of the head; drilled longitudinally for suspension.

PROVENANCE:
From an early 20th century collection.

Accompanied by a previous catalogue information slip.

LITERATURE:
Cf. a similar amulet in hematite (Ptolemaic-Roman Age) in the Louvre, inventory no.E10944, in Quack, J. F., Altägyptische Amulette und ihre Handhabung, Tübingen, 2022, p.350.

CONDITION