29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,000
GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
NINE EGYPTIAN AMULETS
CIRCA 2ND-1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
Including an 'Egyptian blue' Bes head amulet, Dynasty XVIII, circa 1360-1300 B.C.; a turquoise glazed composition seated queen or goddess; a turquoise glazed composition 'duck' seal, rev. Hathor sistrum and snakes; a lapis lazuli amulet of a striding four-headed ram, representing the form of Banebdjedet of Mendes; a turquoise faience kneeling Shu amulet; and a glass Ptah amulet, all 7th-1st Century B.C.
1 in. (2.5 cm.) long max. (9)
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