• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 137

    AN 'EGYPTIAN BLUE' COWROID

    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII (1550-1292 B.C.)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN 'EGYPTIAN BLUE' COWROID
    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII (1550-1292 B.C.)
    rev. floral design; an 'Egyptian blue' scarab, rev. floral design, Dynasty XVIII, ¾ in. (1.9 cm.) long max.; a bright turquoise glazed composition seal in the form of a recumbent ram, rev. "Amen-re, lord of the Two Lands", New Kingdom, circa 1292-1095 B.C., 7/8 in. (2.3 cm.) long; a turquoise glazed composition shabti of Pa-di-khonsu, a single column of hieroglyphs, details in dark glaze, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty XXI-XXII (1069-715 B.C.), 4¼ in. (10.7 cm.) high; a group of mainly Egyptian glazed composition amulets and bead necklaces including a bright turquoise ring of Neith, mainly New Kingdom (1550-1069 B.C.); a glazed composition sistrum handle fragment with two inscribed columns of hieroglyphs on each side, 2¾ in. (7 cm.) high; a bronze seated Isis with Horus, 3 in. (7.6 cm.) high, both Late Period (664-332 B.C.); and a silver ring, incised with three seated deities(a lot)


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner in England, 1960s onwards.