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    EGYPT. Time of Akhenaten (1353-1336 BCE). A pair of antelope horns from Amarna excavations. This pair of white horns from the smaller African antelope was was excavated at Amarna, Egypt, site of the short-lived capital city built by the "heretic Pharaoh" Akhenaten between 1346 and 1342 BCE. The excavations were carried our by the Egyptian Exploration Society in the 1920s, and the horns were received into the collection of the Toledo Museum of Art in 1925. Overall in excellent condition.

    From the Living Torah Museum Collection; acquired from Harlan J. Berk, ex Toledo Museum of Art (no. 25,738-9), sold at Sotheby's Antiquities and Islamic Art auction (12 June 1993), lot 310.

    Antelope horns were a frequent form of tribute by Nubia to the Pharaohs of Egypt, particularly during the "imperial" period of the 18th Dynasty. They were used as decorative objects and musical instruments, both as trumpets and as the "side horns" of an Egyptian form of lyre.


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    November, 2016
    16th Wednesday
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