• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 134

    A GROUP OF EGYPTIAN FAIENCE SCARABS AND BEADS AND A POTTERY FUNERARY CONE

    MAINLY 2ND-1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF EGYPTIAN FAIENCE SCARABS AND BEADS AND A POTTERY FUNERARY CONE
    MAINLY 2ND-1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
    Including an 'Egyptian blue' scarab, rev. Horus falcon with flail; another, turquoise faience, rev. chevron design; another, rev. Neith symbol; a glazed steatite conical rosette scaraboid, rev. Amen-re, all New Kingdom, circa 1570-1370 B.C.; an 'Egyptian blue' scarab, rev. lotus flower, Saite Period, circa 6th Century B.C.; a group of other scarabs, ¾ in. (2 cm.) long max.; a mummy bead necklace, 26 in. (66 cm.) long max.; a glass and cornelian bead necklace, 32 in. (81 cm.) long; a pair of hoop earrings, 1 in. (2.5 cm.) diam.; a fragmentary pottery lamp, circa 6th-7th Century A.D., 5 in. (13 cm.) long; and a fragmentary Egyptian pottery funerary cone with sacred bark of Amen-re and cartouche of Tuthmosis III, 1479-1425 B.C., 2¾ in. (7 cm.) diam. max. (a lot)


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    Most items with ink inscribed collection labels reading: "Mrs Stewart, Neville Court". The lamp with ink inscribed label: "Old Roman lamp from Temple at Edfoo".

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    Provenance

    Collection of William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877); and thence by descent to the present owner. Also see lots 184-187.