RARE EGYPTIAN GOLD HIEROGLYPHIC AMULET, ANKH-WAS (LIFE AND ) DOMINION

Flat sheet back with loop. Likely a royal piece.

3d Intermediate to Late Period, Dynasty XXV–XXVI, ca. 732–525 BC

Intact, 13 x 12.5 mm (1/2 x 1⁄2")

#5665

Ex: Swiss private collection, Bouvier family, documented in 1959.

Published: Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVIII. (London, 2019) p.7

Comparanda: Lacovara, Peter & Yvonne J. Markowitz; Nubian gold : ancient jewelry from Sudan and Egypt (New York, 2019) pp. 142-143, no. 116 Vernier, Emile ; Catalogue General des Antiquites Egyptiennes du Musee du Caire. fasc. 4: Bijoux et Orfevreries (Cairo, 1927) Pl. CI, no. 5, p. 429. (Cairo Museum no. 53296)