London, South Kensington
29 October 2003
TWO EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE GLAZED COMPOSITION PAYPRUS STEM AMULETS
CIRCA 6TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.
The larger with detailing of the petals around the capital and base, 3.in. (7.7 cm.) high; another similar of plain form, 2 in. (5 cm.) high; a turquoise glazed composition djed-pillar with crisp detail, pierced at the back for suspension, mounted, circa 6th-3rd Century B.C., 1 in. (2.5 cm.) high; and a turquoise glazed composition Djoser tile of rectangular slightly convex form pierced at the back for attachment, Dynasty III, reign of King Djoser, circa 2650 B.C., from Saqqara, 2¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high (4)
Acquired in 1995 (items one and two); 1985 (item three); and 1976 from McAlpine, London (item four).
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Item four: cf. F. D. Friedman (ed.), Gifts of the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Faience, London, 1998, pp. 72-73, nos. 14-15, 17-19 for the type.
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