A stylised doll amulet carved from a section of bone with incised details
and a good and interesting provenance.
Date: Egypt, Coptic mid to late 1st Millennium AD
Size: ca. 4,2 cm; c. 1.65 inches
Provenance: private family collection C., formed before 1970
(full name will be provided to new owner). The family C.
lived since the 20s till the 60s in a nice colonial style villa in
the district Maadi from Kairo. Maadi was the cultural center of
the european community in Kairo. They were the most famous music
and instrument dealers to that time in Egypt. They were friends with
the egyptologist Rudolf Anthes (1896-1985) who worked in Kairo
and who was later the Director of the Egyptian Museum in Berlin.
He was an important mentor of this collection.
The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.