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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 77

    A GROUP OF EGYPTIAN MAINLY TURQUOISE GLAZED STEATITE SCARABS

    MIDDLE KINGDOM-NEW KINGDOM, CIRCA 1878-1450 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF EGYPTIAN MAINLY TURQUOISE GLAZED STEATITE SCARABS
    MIDDLE KINGDOM-NEW KINGDOM, CIRCA 1878-1450 B.C.
    The reverse sides with good luck signs, lotus flowers, scrolls, and names and titles, including a dark stone scarab rev. with Kha-kau-re (Senusret III, 1878-1841 B.C.), another rev. with Aa-kheper-(en)-re (Tuthmosis II, 1518-1504 B.C.), another rev. with Ka-neb-re (Saite period or earlier), a royal sphinx with cartouche of Men-kheper-re (Tuthmosis III, 1504-1450 B.C.), a monkey seal rev. with Amen-re, ¾ in. (2 cm.) long max.; and a lapis lazuli stone winged scarab in three parts, 3½ in. (9 cm.) wide overall (23)


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    Provenance

    German private collection, formed in the late 1980s/early 1990s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GERMAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR