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AN EGYPTIAN LAPIS LAZULI MINIATURE MALE HEAD
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AN EGYPTIAN LAPIS LAZULI MINIATURE MALE HEAD

THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD/DYNASTY XXV, CIRCA 9TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN LAPIS LAZULI MINIATURE MALE HEAD
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD/DYNASTY XXV, CIRCA 9TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.
Wearing skull cap, probably Ptah, pierced through the top and back of the head, ½ in. (1.2 cm.) high; a black steatite seal amulet of crouching Harpocrates, his right hand to his mouth, the underside cut with ithyphallic figure, First Intermediate Period/Middle Kingdom, early 2nd millennium B.C., 5/8 in. (1.5 cm.); a lapis lazuli falcon-headed scarab, Third Intermediate Period, early 1st millennium B.C., ¾ in. (2 cm.) long; and a green hardstone scarab, Dynasty XVIII (circa 1550-1295 B.C.), ¾ in. (2 cm.) long (4)
Provenance
Acquired in Egypt between 1956-1958.
Sold to benefit The Hans Goedicke Foundation for Egyptology.
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Lot Essay

Item three: for a closely similar scarab, cf. C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, London, 1994, p. 59, pl. 59c.

See illustration on page 36 for item four.

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