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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 98

    AN EGYPTIAN WOOD COSMETIC TUBE WITH INCISED ROYAL CARTOUCHE

    NEW KINGDOM, REIGN OF AMENOPHIS III, 1390-1352 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN WOOD COSMETIC TUBE WITH INCISED ROYAL CARTOUCHE
    NEW KINGDOM, REIGN OF AMENOPHIS III, 1390-1352 B.C.
    The carrier with three holes inside to take 'kohl-styli', the exterior incised with the hieroglyphs "the good god, Neb-maat-re (Amenophis III)", the base with a notched band and inverted 'V', the interior of the slightly hollowed out base containing traces of resin and bronze(?)
    7½ in. (18.5 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Pusey House, Oxford; acquired from a donor in the early 20th Century (see lot 55).


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF PUSEY HOUSE