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AN EGYPTIAN GOLD AMULET OF AN ITHYPHALLIC GOD
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AN EGYPTIAN GOLD AMULET OF AN ITHYPHALLIC GOD

OLD KINGDOM, DYNASTY VI, CIRCA 2300-2181 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN GOLD AMULET OF AN ITHYPHALLIC GOD
OLD KINGDOM, DYNASTY VI, CIRCA 2300-2181 B.C.
Striding with left leg advanced, his right arm raised with forefinger to his lips, suspension hoop on reverse
¾ in. (1.8 cm.) high
Provenance
The Groppi Collection, Switzerland; acquired in the 1920s-1940s.
Exhibited
Antikensmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig und Museum August Kestner Hannover, Köstlichkeiten aus Kairo!, 2008, no. 70.
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PUBLISHED:
Exhibition catalogue, Köstlichkeiten aus Kairo!, Antikensmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig und Museum August Kestner Hannover, 2008, p. 125, no. 70.

This is an early representation of Horus the Child. Cf. C. Andrews, Amulets, London, 1994, pl. 5f, for a similar amulet in bone.

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