• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 350

    AN EGYPTIAN GREEN GLAZED COMPOSITION AMULET

    LATE PERIOD-PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN GREEN GLAZED COMPOSITION AMULET
    LATE PERIOD-PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    The the standing figure of a naked woman wearing tripartite wig, her arms upraised, surmounted by a head of Bes, a squatting baboon and standing figure of Bes either side, standing on three papyri, pierced for suspension
    3½ in. (9 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a French private collection, early 1980s.