Theft of Tribal Art in California
Stolen Egyptian Talisman, ca. 3rd Century B. C.
The theft of my briefcase occurred on the property (garage) of my residence in San Clemente, ca. and was taken from inside my automobile while I was unloading many bags and boxes of art objects and suitcases and carrying them into my house. It occurred between 8:30 and 9:30 PM on 12/21/04. There were four objects inside my briefcase listed below:
- 1) An Egyptian black stone ‘Cippus of Horus’, a talisman depicting Horus standing on crocodiles holding small animals in each hand, the reverse side depicting multiple lines of hieroglyphics, ca. 3rd Century B.C. Height 3.25 in., shown in image above.
- 2) A Northwest Coast Indian marine ivory (whale’s tooth) shaman’s amulet, Haida Tribe, ca. 19th Century. Length: 3.75 in.
- 3) A Northwest Coast Indian amuletic pendant depicting an eagle head, ca. 19th Century. Length: 3 in.
- 4) A Pre-Columbian Mixtec miniature stone skull, with eyes inlaid with turquoise, Mexico, A.D. 12th to 14th Century. Height: approx. 1.5 in.
If you have any information on these pieces, please contact me (Ron Normandeau) at (949) 443-1605 or cell # (310) 951-5131, or at firstname.lastname@example.org .