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EA1604

A rare Egyptian Faience Dog Amulet, New Kingdom, 1550-1070 B.C.

of pale faience, shown seated with head erect and leaning forward slightly.  

Used for hunting in the desert, dogs were also occasionally made a pet. Tomb pictures show them attacking antelopes, and even lions were not too big game.  Three different breeds of dogs are portrayed in 11th Dynasty tombs, one being long-bodied, short-legged and prick-eared.

Condition:  Surface wear but intact and in good condition overall, original mount included. 

Dimensions:  Height with stand: 1-1/2 inches

Provenance:  Private collection of Rose Henke, St Louis, MO acquired from Susette Khayat in 1966 and then by descent.

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