An Egyptian faience amulet of a couchant ram, 1st Millennium B.C.

An Egyptian faience amulet of a couchant ram, 1st Millennium B.C.

Code: 2457

£120.00
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Description: A blue-green faience amulet depicting a couchant ram with loop for suspension on back. Some wear to the glaze particularly on one side, but otherwise undamaged and a nice example.

Size: 21 mm/0.8 in. in length

Culture: Egyptian

Date: Late Period, 1st Millennium B.C.

Provenance: From the collection of Julian Bird (1959-2014) and acquired at Lockdales, Ipswich, Fine Art Sale (Auction 104), on 19 June 2013, as part of Lot 1138.

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, but we do not have his notes for this particular item.

References: Compare No. 211f, Plate XXXVIII, in Petrie, W.M.F., 1914, Amulets, Constable & Co., London (reprinted The Martin Press, 1994) for the type.