About this object

Amulet with horns (perhaps in the shape of a cow's head?). Pierced twice. Carved from a translucent green stone with dark streaks. Purchased from John Garstang in 1949 who acquired it in Luxor. Similar in style two examples of greywacke amulets, dated to Naqada II period, published in 'Dawn of Egyptian Art', 2011, p.23 (Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Berkeley, no. 6-18226; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, no. 07.228.124).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Predynastic Period (Naqada II)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    3500 BC - 3100 BC about
  • Materials
    Serpentine
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang
  • Collector
    John Garstang
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Luxor
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    21 mm x 13 mm x 3 mm
  • Related people
    John Garstang ( Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • John Garstang

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchase or Excavation
    Owned until: 1949
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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