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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 388

    AN EGYPTIAN GOLD AND STEATITE SCARAB PENDANT

    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XIX, REIGN OF RAMESSES II, 1290-1224 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN GOLD AND STEATITE SCARAB PENDANT
    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XIX, REIGN OF RAMESSES II, 1290-1224 B.C.
    The beetle summarily detailed, the principal design of the underside with the Pharaoh Ramesses II as a ram-headed sphinx, mounted in a gold setting, set within a sheet collar adorned with plain and ribbon wires toward the base, a ring conforming to each perforation, the pendant with a wide oval hoop, ribbed along its length, tapering as it passes through the perforation in the scarab, surmounted by a wide ribbed suspension tube
    1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) wide


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    For a similar example see no. 7, p. 48 in Ben-Tor, The Scarab, A Reflection of Ancient Egypt.

    Provenance

    New York Art Market, 1980.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION