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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 125

    AN EGYPTIAN CORNELIAN SEAL FOR AMENOPHIS III

    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, CIRCA 1390-1352 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN CORNELIAN SEAL FOR AMENOPHIS III
    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, CIRCA 1390-1352 B.C.
    With Apis bull and jar in front, Men-kheper-re (prenomen of Tuthmosis III), the reverse incised with Neb-maat-re (prenomen of Amenophis III); and a group of Egyptian amulets including an amethyst scarab, Dynasty XVIII, circa 1450-1320 B.C.; two glazed steatite scarabs; a haematite frog; a green glazed composition conical gaming piece; three cornelian poppy-head beads; a cornelian ram-headed Amun bead; two blue glazed frit fragments, one with lotus decoration, the other with hieroglyphs, all New Kingdom, circa 1450-1292 B.C.; other amulets including a turquoise glazed composition head of Ptaichos, mainly circa late 1st millennium B.C.; a black diorite pig; and a red jasper figure of Tueris(a lot)
    2 in. (5 cm.) high max.


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    Provenance

    Collection of the Egyptologist, Cyril Aldred (1914-1991); and thence by descent to the present owner (see also lot 150).