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    Sale 2056

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    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 17

    AN EGYPTIAN INLAID STEATITE PECTORAL

    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XIX-XX, 1307-1070 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, acquired prior to the 1950s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION