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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 81

    AN 'EGYPTIAN BLUE' HEART SCARAB

    NEW KINGDOM, CIRCA 1550-1069 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN 'EGYPTIAN BLUE' HEART SCARAB
    NEW KINGDOM, CIRCA 1550-1069 B.C.
    Pierced for attachment, 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) long; a turquoise glazed composition heart scarab with delineated wing case, traces of red painted detail, pierced for attachment, 2½ in. (6.4 cm.) long; two similar Sons of Horus, baboon and human-headed, each with red painted bands and details, all circa 6th-3rd Century B.C., 3 in. (7.6 cm.) high max.; a pale green frit heart scarab and seven animal-headed Sons of Horus, each with attachment holes, circa 4th-1st Century B.C., 2½ in. (6.4 cm.) high max.; a turquoise glazed composition scarab, the reverse with Men-kheper-ka-re, circa 1473-1425 B.C., ½ in. (1.3 cm.) high; a steatite cowroid, rev. with lotus flower and tendrils, Dynasty XVIII, 1550-1292 B.C., 5/8 in. (1.8 cm.) long; a turquoise glazed composition wedjat-eye; a fragmentary upper part of a Haroeris figure amulet, the falcon-headed god wearing a double crown; and a turquoise glazed composition forepart of a scarab, 1 in. (2.5 cm.) wide max., all 1st millennium B.C. (17)


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    Provenance

    English private collection, acquired by the present owner's great grandfather whose collection was formed in the late 19th Century.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the illustration on the lower right of the printed catalogue page is not part of lot 81 and should be labelled as lot 82.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY