RARE EGYPTIAN GOLD HIEROGLYPHIC AMULET, ANKH-WAS

(LIFE AND ) DOMINION

Flat sheet back with loop.

Likely a royal piece.

 

3d Intermediate to Late Period, Dynasty XXV–XXVI, ca. 732–525 BC

Intact, 13 x 12.5 mm (1/2 x 1⁄2")

Ex: Swiss private collection, Bouvier family, documented in 1959.

 

(#eg5665am)

 

Exhibited: 

BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) 

 

 

Published: 

Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVIII (London, 2019) p.7

 

 

 

Comparanda:

Lacovara, Peter & Yvonne J. Markowitz; Nubian gold : ancient jewelry from Sudan and Egypt (New York, 2019) pp. 142-143, no. 116

 

Vernier, Emile ; Catalogue General des Antiquites Egyptiennes du Musee du Caire. fasc. 4: Bijoux et Orfevreries (Cairo, 1927)  Pl. CI, no. 5, p. 429. (Vairo Museum no. 53296)

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