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EX. CHRISTIE'S Ancient Egyptian Meroitic Carnelian Ram Head Amulet - 200 BC

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Seller: xl2939 (181) 98.1%, Location: Providence, Rhode Island, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 263260624375 A rare and very well provenanced ancient Egyptian Meroitic amulet, in the form of a ram's head, dating to around 200 BC.Please note that this piece is different to the vast majority of ancient amulets advertised for sale online. This is a genuine example with a very rare published provenance. Purchased from Christie's, New York, 9th December 2015 and from the famous collection of Elias. S David (1891 - 1969).Elias S. David (1891 - 1969) was a prominent antiquities dealer, active in the industry throughout his life. Masterpieces of ancient Near Eastern art passed through his hands and are now in some of the greatest museums in the US, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.Elias S. David (1891 - 1969) was a prominent antiquities dealer, active in the industry throughout his life. Masterpieces of ancient Near Eastern art passed through his hands and are now in some of the greatest museums in the US, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For a link to this amulet, as published in the 2015 Christie's sale, please visit the following link:christies.com/lotfinder/ancient-art-antiquities/ten-ancient-stone-and-faience-amulets-circa-5958746-details.aspx?from=salesummary&intObjectID=5958746&sid=a0a36dc0-f259-425f-afbf-3cefb3a4e2aaCarved from a beautiful pebble of carnelian and in the form of a ram's head, pierced at the back for attachment to a necklace or collar. For another example at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston please see the following link:educators.mfa.org/ancient/ram-head-amulet-58821 Length: 10.45 mm Provenance: Ex. Christie's New York, 9th December 2015, lot 173.Ex. Collection of Elias. S David (1891 - 1969)

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