Egyptian Alabaster Heart Ib Amulet


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Object Description

An Egyptian alabaster amulet carved into a heart, known as ‘Ib’ in Ancient Egypt. The body displays a long piriform shape which tapers to a rounded end and features two rectangular protrusions on either side. The top of the amulet features a rectangular, horizontal segment with a central protrusion. The body is enhanced with incised detailing of two crossed diagonal lines over the heart on either side, and at the base, a cross hatching design, beneath an incised curve. This amulet is not pierced and was most likely intended for use on the body. Minor earthy encrustations.

Date: Circa 664-332 BC
Period: Late Period

Object History

Ex. Early 20th Century collection, UK

Object Condition

Very good. Minor earthy encrustations.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.1 x H:2.1 centimeters

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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