Description: A limestone double plumed amulet, representing conjoined ostrich feathers, with an unpierced lug on the reverse. A nice undamaged example with a dull patina.
Size: 28 mm/1.1 ins. in length
Date: Late Dynastic Period, c. 730-300 B.C.
Provenance: From the collection of Julian Bird (1959-2014).
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, although we do not have his notes on this particular item.
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