AN EGYPTIAN CARTONNAGE PECTORAL
PROPERTY FROM A WEST COAST PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN EGYPTIAN CARTONNAGE PECTORAL

LATE PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN CARTONNAGE PECTORAL
LATE PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
Brightly painted in polychromy, the upper panel centered by a large winged scarab, the body gilt, with a solar disk in between its forelegs and the moon in between its hind legs, the wings outstretched, flanked by two kneeling male figures, either priests or supplicants, each wearing a pleated kilt, his hands raised in prayer, an elaborate beaded broad collar below, including strands of lotus-petal pendants, circular beads and lotus-flower pendants, with falcon-head terminals surmounted by solar disks, flanked by djed-pillars
15¼ in. (38.7 cm.) wide
Provenance
Important Classical, Egyptian and Western Asiatic Antiquities, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 19 May 1979, lot 80.
Charles Pankow (d. 2004), San Francisco.
The Charles Pankow Collection of Egyptian Art, Sotheby's, New York, 8 December 2004, lot 147.

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