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Item:172630465658Ancient Egyptian Faience Baboon Amulet of ThothEx Gustave Jéquier (1868-1946) Stock Number: GD-430 An ancient Egyptian miniature faience amulet of a squatting baboon. The god Thoth was particularly associated with scribes. Dates to circa the New Kingdom, Ca. 1550-1070 BC. Top of head missing however much nicer than the picture captures. Measures 25 mm. For reference see: Andrews, Carol, 1994. Amulets of Ancient Egypt. University of Texas Press, Texas. p. 27 Provenance: Collected by Gustave Jéquier (1868-1946) Ex. Billy Jamieson Collection, 2009 (1954-2011) Authentication: Gayle Gibson, Royal Ontario Museum Toronto Galleria Delvecchio .… “is pleased to present a collection of Egyptian antiquities assembled by the celebrated Swiss Egyptologist Gustave Jéquier. Jéquier was born in 1868 in Neuchatel. He first studied in Paris under Gaston Maspero (1846-1916) and later went to Berlin before joining the de Morgan expedition to Persia, during which time he contributed to the discovery and decipherment of the code of Hammurabi. Gustave Jéquier was a giant in the field of Egyptology whose contributions are far too numerous to list here. He is best known for his association with the French Institute in Cairo which enabled him to engage in seminal research at the pyramid site of the Old Kingdom. He also completed the work begun at Abydos by his Swiss compatriot, [Henri] Eduard Naville (1844-1926). The two are considered to be Switzerland’s most preeminent Egyptologists. One of Jéquier’s most important discoveries was the 13th Dynasty pyramid of Khendjer. He wrote extensively on his history of Egyptian architecture, and published on philology and religion as well. Gustave Jéquier died in 1946 in the city in which he was born, and most of his collection was acquired by the University of Basel. The works of art presented here were given to a sibling who emigrated to the US in the late 1940’s; the collection later passed to their daughter, Jéquier’s niece.” Guarantee: Should you question the authenticity of this item we will give you a full refund. Every piece sold by Galleria Delvecchio is guaranteed for life.Material:Faience
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