ITEM NO. M7149
$2,600
Full Screen Egyptian Faience Lion Amulet
 
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CIVILIZATION Egyptian
PERIOD Late Period
DATE 26th-30th Dynasty, 688-343 B.C.
MATERIAL Faience
MOUNTED Yes

Egyptian Faience Lion Amulet

Late Period, 26th-30th Dynasty, 688-343 B.C.

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Light green glazed faience composition amulet of a recumbent lion, finely modeled with incised details, the front paws outstretched forward, the tail curling around the right haunch, on integral rectangular base with a suspension loop on its back.
Length: 1 2/5" (3.5cm)
Provenance:

Formerly in the collection of Rodney Davidson (1933-2016), Melbourne, Australia. From the late 1940s, Mr. Davidson developed an interest in books that documented Australia’s early history, during his travels to the middle east and abroad his interest extended beyond books and into artifacts. In recognition of his public service to the heritage of the Nation he was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1974 and in 1989 was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO). To many, Rodney was an inspiration as a collector, connoisseur, and protector of history.
with old collection labels and original price tag at base. 

Condition:
Minor chip to edge of left ear and rejoined loop, otherwise a fine and intact example.
Bibliography:

Lacovara, P.; The Collector's Eye, Masterpieces of Egyptian Art from the Thalassic Collection, Ltd., MCCM, 2001, p. 156, no. 103ab.
H. Bloesch et al., Das Tier in der Antike, Archaologischen Institut der Universitat Zurich, 1974, p. 15, pl. 14, no. 80.;  

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CATEGORY Egyptian
PERIOD Late Period
DATE 26th-30th Dynasty, 688-343 B.C.
MATERIAL
MOUNTED Yes
 
 
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