Description: A diminutive dark blue glass amulet of a seated figure sitting on a block throne. The figure wears a tripartite wig, lacks beard and has arms on lap. Not pierced for suspension, but complete and in good condition and an amulet with considerable charm.
Size: 15 mm/0.6 in. high
Date: New Kingdom, c. 1550-1070 B.C.
Provenance: From the collection of Julian Bird (1959-2014) and acquired as part of Lot 162 at Timeline Auctions Coins & Antiquities Sale of 14 December 2012. At one time in the H. Dolman Collection, Hendon, assembled before the Second World War.
Background: Julian Bird was a passionate collector of Egyptian antiquities, who built up a fine and extensive collection from the 1970s onwards. He sourced his items mainly from the UK market, from specialist dealers, fairs, markets and auctioneers. He was a model collector, carefully documenting his collection, and his notes on this particular item will be supplied to the buyer.
Notes: The colour of the glass possibly chosen to imitate lapis lazuli.
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