29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,062
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 700
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE VOTIVE ALTAR WITH CARTOUCHE OF PTOLEMY I SOTER
REIGN OF PTOLEMY I, 305-285 B.C.
The rectangular altar with triangular shaped pediments and stepped base behind, painted with red wreath around the front and sides, incised hieroglyphs and cartouches below, mounted
2 in. (5 cm.) wide
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