9 December 2008,
Price realised USD 2,750
USD 1,000 - USD 1,500
A GROUP OF THIRTY EGYPTIAN COWROIDS AND AMULETS
PRIMARILY NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII-XX, 1550-1070 B.C.
Of stone, faience, Egyptian blue, glazed steatite and frit, most engraved with various motifs and characters
Largest: 13/16 in. (2.1 cm.) long (30)
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Collected by Gustave Jéquier (1868-1946).
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