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A GROUP OF MAINLY EGYPTIAN SCARABS, AMULETS AND BEADS
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A GROUP OF MAINLY EGYPTIAN SCARABS, AMULETS AND BEADS

2ND MILLENNIUM B.C./9TH CENTURY A.D. AND LATER

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A GROUP OF MAINLY EGYPTIAN SCARABS, AMULETS AND BEADS
2ND MILLENNIUM B.C./9TH CENTURY A.D. AND LATER
Including fifteen Egyptian orange glass 'eye' pendants, New Kingdom, circa 1400-1300 B.C.; three Middle Kingdom turquoise glazed steatite inscribed scarabs, including one for Sankhkare, Dynasty XI, circa 2010-1998 B.C., and another human-headed scarab for the Scribe of the Reckoning, Khenemes, Dynasty XII, circa 1991-1782 B.C., ¾ in. (1.8 cm.) long; a fragmentary Romano-Egyptian mosaic glass theatrical mask; two Romano-Egyptian mosaic glass phallus amulets; a mosaic glass lotus head tile fragment; a translucent green glass floral head roundel; mosaic glass beads and a gaming piece; a yellow and green glass bead necklace, restrung, all circa 1st Century B.C./A.D.; a rare Islamic moulded colourless glass vessel fragment with applied polychrome mosaic glass rosettes, 9th Century A.D.; turquoise glazed composition shabtis and amulets, all late 1st millennium B.C.; and a quantity of later cornelian beads and jewellery (a lot)
Provenance
German private collection, acquired in the 1960s-1980s.
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
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Lot Essay

Cf. Christie's London, Ancient Egyptian Glass and Faience, III, 8 December 1993, lot 7 for similar Islamic glass vessel fragments.
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