London, South Kensington
30 April 2008
AN EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE GLAZED COMPOSITION RING
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXII, CIRCA 945-715 B.C.
The bezel of cartouche shape, with hieroglyphs reading "Amon-Ra-Hor-Akhty, the Lord of the Thrones of the Two Lands"
2½ in. (6.2 cm.) high
Collection of Dr. R. Schmidt (1900-1970); and thence by descent to the present owner.
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Le don du Nil, Art égyptien dans les collections suisses, Genève, Basel, Bern, Zürich, Luzern, 1978, no. 279.
Exhibition catalogue, Le don du Nil, Art égyptien dans les collections suisses, Basel, 1978, p. 80, no. 279.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premiumPlease note that the lots of Iranian origin are subject to U.S. trade restrictions which currently prohibit the import into the United States. Similar restrictions may apply in other countries.This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage
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