DescriptionAN EGYPTIAN "EGYPTIAN BLUE" NAOS AMULET
Third Intermediate Period, 1070-712 B.C.
1-1/4 inches high (3.2 cm)
The shrine containing a free-standing ram-headed aegis, the front adorned with a winged solar disk, the left with a seated human-headed deity wearing the Red Crown and supporting an ostrich feather, the right with a seated falcon-headed deity surmounted by a crescent moon and solar disk, also supporting an ostrich feather, the back with a spread-winged falcon wearing a solar disk, with smaller ostrich feathers above each wing.
Galerie Nefer, Zurich, 1994;
Alan M. May Collection, Dallas;
Christie's, New York, June 8, 2004, lot 108 (part).
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, and elsewhere, "Gifts of the Nile, Ancient Egyptian Faience," May 10, 1998-25 April 25, 1999.
F.D. Friedman, ed., Gifts of the Nile, Ancient Egyptian Faience, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1998, no. 131, pp. 143 and 231.
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