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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 96

    AN 'EGYPTIAN BLUE' HEART SCARAB

    NEW KINGDOM (CIRCA 1550-1069 B.C.) OR LATER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN 'EGYPTIAN BLUE' HEART SCARAB
    NEW KINGDOM (CIRCA 1550-1069 B.C.) OR LATER
    With wing case and legs defined, 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) long; a turquoise glazed composition amulet of Anubis, the recumbent dog with forepaws stretched out in front, suspension hoop on back, on integral base, Late Period/Ptolemaic, circa 4th-2nd Century B.C., 1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm.) long; a turquoise glazed composition cartouche plaque with seated figure of Maat, reverse with ra-ms, possibly circa 1250 B.C., 1¼ in. (2.8 cm.) long; and a basalt head of a priest, hieroglyphs on back pillar, mounted, 1½ in. (3.8 cm.) high (4)


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    See illustration on page 58 for item two.

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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