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Amulets

Antiquities authenticated and attributed by Alex G. Malloy.


Egyptian, Faience Naturalistic Heart Scarab, Saite Period to Ptolemaic Period. 664 - 250 B.C.
Click for a larger photo Certainly one of the finest faience examples known of this type. From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AF33415. Faience heart scarab; ex Egyptian Scarabs, Alex G. Malloy, 1974, Number 8, Choice, 7.3 cm (large size), exceptionally fine naturalistic modeling, pale blue-green glaze on underside; minor flaking, several legs broken off as well as chipping on the right plate and clypeus; SOLD

Egyptian, Blue Steatite Heart Scarab, Saite Period - Ptolemaic Period, 664 - 250 B.C.
Click for a larger photo From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.
AF33422. heart scarab; cf. Egyptian Scarabs, Alex G. Malloy, 1974, # 11, Superb, 3.4 cm long, carved steatite, bright blue glaze, blank on underside, six piercings to attach to mummy; exceptional color and condition; SOLD

Roman (Nemausus?), Bronze Phallic Amulet, 2nd Century A.D.
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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

"The Worship of the Generative Powers" by Thomas Wright (1866) discusses phallic worship, which appears to have flourished across the Empire, especially at Nemausus, modern Nimes in the south of France. At Nemausus the symbols of this worship appeared in bizarre fanciful sculptures on the walls of its amphitheater and on other buildings. An engraving from Wright's book, shown here, depicts a Roman bas relief found on a monument at Nimes, on which a penis forms the tail of a crested bird that sits upon a nest of egg-like vulvas. This amulet is likely related to worship at Nemausus.
Alexander's Empire
AS36085. Bronze erotic phallic amulet; 4 cm long; male figure (a squirrel?), arms together out front, standing on large erect phallus (the squirrel's tail?), Superb, very strange!; of greatest rarity; SOLD



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