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A small finely glazed pale blue faience amulet of a standing simian, more likely the (vervet) monkey rather than a baboon. The animal is shown standing, supported by its tail, on an integral base. Suspension loop at the back.

Supplied with a modern acrylic display base.

 

Ancient Egyptian Late Dynastic-Ptolemaic period: Circa 6th-1st century B.C.

 

Condition: Very Fine; complete and intact; a few light accretions.

Height 3 cms (1.1 ins).

 

Provenance: From a private collection acquired by the previous owner's father in the 1950's

 

Reference: See Carol Andrews' Amulets of Ancient Egypt (London 1994) ill. 71c for similar.

 

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Egyptian faience amulet of a standing monkey

SKU: K370
£165.00Price

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