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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 82

    AN EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE GLAZED COMPOSITION EYE OF HORUS PLAQUE

    THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, CIRCA 1069-945 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE GLAZED COMPOSITION EYE OF HORUS PLAQUE
    THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, CIRCA 1069-945 B.C.
    The openwork plaque with square double-ribbed frame surrounding the eye, drop and uncurling spiral below, details in black glaze, mounted in wood frame
    1½ in. (4 cm.) square


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    Cf. C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, The British Museum, London, 1994, pl. 46f for the type.

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    Provenance

    Given as a gift to the directors of Tessiers, jewellers of Bond Street, London, circa 1924, by Howard Carter on a visit to the shop with Lord Canarvon, both of whom were long-standing clients of the company; and thence by descent to the present owners.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the illustration for this lot in the printed catalogue has been wrongly labelled as 81 and should read 82.


    Pre-Lot Text

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