13 October 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 10,625
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,000
AN EGYPTIAN STEATITE CYLINDER SEAL, FOR A SEALER OF THE MAGAZINE
OLD KINGDOM, DYNASTY IV-V, CIRCA 2613-2345 B.C.
Bearing its owner's name and title written in hieroglyphs, pierced for attachment
1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) high
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For similar title, cf. D. Jones, An Index of Ancient Egyptian Titles, Epithets and Phrases of the Old Kingdom, II, Basingstoke, 2000, p. 762, no. 2772.
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Formerly in the collection of the French Director-General of excavations and antiquities in Egypt, Gaston Maspero (1846-1916).