Egyptian Faience Hedgehog Amulet

GBP 300.00

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Object Description

An extremely fine example of an Ancient Egyptian bright turquoise amulet, modelled in the shape of a hedgehog. Although the animals’ big ears are similar to mice’s ones, the striate body recalls the typical hedgehog’s stingers. The amulet has been pierced longitudinally for suspension. The flat base of the amulet has been carved with hieroglyphs.

Date: Circa 1550-1077 BC
Period: New Kingdom Period

Object Literature

For a similar item, The Metropolitan Museum, item 22.1.301.

Object Condition

Extremely fine, complete and intact.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:0.7 x centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

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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