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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 21

    AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE THOTH AMULET

    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 304-30 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE THOTH AMULET
    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 304-30 B.C.
    The ibis-headed god striding forward with his left leg advanced, his arms at his side, depicted nude but for jackal-headed shoes, a broad collar and a striated tripartite wig, with a vertical suspension loop with horizontal ridges on the wig above each shoulder, the smooth back pillar with a conical cavity above the integral rectangular plinth
    4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Collected by Gustave Jéquier (1868-1946).