An Egyptian lapis lazuli sphinx amulet Middle Kingdom, circa 2050-1786 B.C. Of a hunched female, pierced horizontally, 13mm high and an Egyptian red jasper stylised sun-in-the-horizon amulet, Late Period, circa 664-332 B.C. 18mm long (2)
Provenance: Joel L. Malter Collection (1931-2006), Los Angeles. Acquired by the present owner in the 1970s.
Literature: For the type cf. Carol Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, the British Museum, 1994, p.78, pl.78b & p.88, pl.90e.