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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 231

    AN EGYPTIAN AMETHYST SCARAB AND A GROUP OF GLAZED STEATITE SCARABS

    SECOND INTERMEDIATE PERIOD/NEW KINGDOM, CIRCA 1782-1070 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN AMETHYST SCARAB AND A GROUP OF GLAZED STEATITE SCARABS
    SECOND INTERMEDIATE PERIOD/NEW KINGDOM, CIRCA 1782-1070 B.C.
    Including one with good luck hieroglyphs, 'Years of life, prosperity, stability and happiness'; another 'Khnum-Ra' inscribed scarab; another inscribed with the hieroglyphs for life and happiness, and the 'King of Upper and Lower Egypt over a nwb-gold sign'; another with standing figure with palm branch and a crocodile; and another inscribed 'All contentment, purity and happiness', all Second Intermediate Period, circa 1782-1570 B.C.; a turquoise 'faience' scarab, the reverse with 'Men-Kheper-Ra'; a turquoise glazed steatite scarab, the reverse with a scorpion over a recumbent horse, Dynasty XVIII, 1550-1295 B.C.; a steatite scarab, the reverse with Bes between two praying monkeys, Ramesside Period, circa 1295-1070 B.C.; another scarab, the reverse with Bes; another turquoise 'faience' scarab, the reverse with three uraei; and other scarabs, all probably New Kingdom-Late Period, late 2nd-1st millennium B.C.(a lot)
    1 in. (2.5 cm.) long max.


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    Provenance

    Formerly in the collection of Gaston Maspero (1846-1916).


    Saleroom Notice

    The provenance should read: Formerly in the collection of Gaston Maspero (1846-1916).