New Kingdom – Late Period, c. 1550-323 BC. Egyptian. Brown stone amulet of a seated woman, wearing a tripartite wig with a suspension loop above, and her body is schematised with two bumps at the front to represent hands, and a plinth below. This may represent an undefined goddess, a queen, a man’s wife, or even womanhood itself; the ambiguous design might have been an intentional move by the craftsman to sell it to anyone who needed a somewhat female amulet.
Size: L:24mm / W:11mm ; 2g
Provenance: From a private London collection; acquired on the UK art market in the 1960s/70s.