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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 189

    A COLLECTION OF BOOKS ON ANCIENT EGYPT

    Price Realised  

    A COLLECTION OF BOOKS ON ANCIENT EGYPT
    C. W. Wilson (ed.), Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt, 4 vols and supp., London, 1881; J. Gardner Wilkinson, A Popular Account of the Ancient Egyptians, London, 1878; a photograph album of sites of ancient Egypt, visited in March 1896, (bookplate ex libris Michaelis Tomkinson, Franche Hall, Worcs.); three Egyptian glazed composition shabtis including one with remains of green glaze with single column of hieroglyphs, carrying two hoes and a seedbag held over both shoulders, details in dark purple glaze, 5 in. (12.8 cm.) high; another with remains of bright green glaze and black glazed wig, traces of single column of hieroglyphs at the rear, both Dynasty XXII (945-715 B.C.), 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high, both mounted; and an Egyptian style Osiris figure, 4 in. (10.3 cm.) high (11)


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner's father-in-law, probably during the 1950s-1960s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Lots 189 and 190 are sold not subject to return.