An Egyptian Carnelian Ushabti
New Kingdom, 18th-20th Dynasty, 1550-1070 B.C.
Height 1 3/4 inches (4.5 cm).
Property from the Collection of Dr. Hernan D. Ruf, Pompano Beach, Florida
J. Engels, 1972-2001.
Andreas von dem Berge, Gescher, Germany, 2001-2018; where acquired by current owner.
(with certificate of authenticity copy)
Amulets made from Carnelian are known from the Predynastic period onwards, and considered precious enough to be mentioned on lists amongst lapis lazuli, turquoise, and silver.