9 December 2008,
Price realised USD 3,500
USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A GROUP OF FIFTY-THREE EGYPTIAN SCARABS
MIDDLE KINGDOM TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2000-30 B.C.
Of stone, faience, glazed steatite and frit, the undersides engraved with various motifs and characters
Largest: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long (53)
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Collected by Gustave Jéquier (1868-1946).
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