A nice Egyptian steatite cowroid, 2nd Intermediate Period, c. 1750 - 1570 BC, the back domed and featureless the base decorated with a lovely scroll device between lotus blossoms; linear border. 19 x 11 mm. Holed lengthwise for suspension, surface mineral deposits. Ex Hamdy Sakr collection; previously in the private collection of Alex Anckonie III, acquired during his time in the Navy in the 1960's - 1970's.
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