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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 19

    AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE THOTH AMULET

    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE THOTH AMULET
    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.
    Pale green in color, the ibis-headed god striding forward with his left leg advanced, his arms at his side, wearing a pleated kilt and a striated tripartite wig, the smooth back pillar flaring to the integral rectangular plinth
    4½ in. (11.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Dumonteuil Collection, Paris, 1970s.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 9 December 1999, lot 230.