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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 159

    AN EGYPTIAN GOLD FINGER GUARD FROM A MUMMY

    THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, 1069-664 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN GOLD FINGER GUARD FROM A MUMMY
    THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, 1069-664 B.C.
    With nail and lines of knuckles indicated
    2¾ in. (7 cm.) long


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    Gold was considered a divine metal and was thought to be the flesh of the gods. In the afterlife it represented immortality, so its use at burial was to ensure resurrection and everlasting life.

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    Please note that the lots of Iranian origin are subject to U.S. trade restrictions which currently prohibit the import into the United States. Similar restrictions may apply in other countries.


    Provenance

    Formerly in a French private collection, 1920s.