5 December 2012,
Price realised USD 4,000
USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE WEDJAT-EYE AMULET
LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.
Pale green in color, articulated on both sides; mounted as a pendant in a metal frame and strung together with ancient Egyptian faience beads and modern metal beads
3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) wide
New York +1 212 636 2000
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Allen L. Owens, Connecticut.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 4 May 1973, lot 270.
THE PROPERTY OF A NEW ENGLAND PRIVATE COLLECTOR
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