An Egyptian Pyramid Seal Amulet with Anubis, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
EA2122Regular price $850 USD
This pyramid seal amulet of pale yellow-green faience represents the stamp seals bearing its owner's name and titles. It is of the type used occasionally in the Middle Kingdom to stamp into mud sealings to authenticate documents and proved ownership. When found on mummies, this amulet is sometimes, appropriately on or at the fingers; otherwise, it merely lies over the torso. In the form of a truncated pyramid with a circular loop for attachment at the top, the square base is incised with a jackal to guarantee the survival of the deceased's name for all eternity.
Dimensions: Width: 1/2 inch (1.2 cm)
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall.
Provenance: Private collection of Geoffrey Metz, Egyptologist, Sweden, acquired in the 1990s.