9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 17,500
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
AN EGYPTIAN INLAID STEATITE PECTORAL
NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XIX-XX, 1307-1070 B.C.
In the form of a pylon, sculpted in shallow sunk relief, the obverse with a standing man in festive garments with his hands raised in adoration towards Anubis as a jackal upon a shrine, with a squatting falcon-headed deity in between, his head surmounted by a uraeus and a solar disk, an uninscribed panel above, a winged wadjet-eye above left and a wadjet-eye above right, the scene framed on three sides by bands of rectangles, with lilies alternating with triangles below, a winged solar disk in the cavetto molding above; the reverse centered by a winged scarab flanked by squatting figures of Nephthys and Isis, identified by their crowns, with three nefer-signs above a nb-basket, flanked by wadjet-eyes, framed on either side by bands of rectangles, lilies below, a running spiral above, preserving numerous faience inlays in red and turquoise blue, perforated at the back and top of the cornice for suspension
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) wide
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European Private Collection, acquired prior to the 1950s.
PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION