11 December 2014
THE PROPERTY OF A NEW ENGLAND PRIVATE COLLECTOR
AN EGYPTIAN INLAID AND PAINTED WOOD PECTORAL
LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
In the shape of a naos with a cavetto cornice, the obverse with Anubis and a wadjet-eye, some glass inlays preserved, enclosed within a multicolored geometric border, the reverse painted with a central djed-pillar flanked by a Girdle Tie of Isis on either side, within a thin, multicolored border; mounted as a pendant in a modern gold frame
4 in. (10.2 cm.) wide
F.G. Hilton Price (1842-1909), London.
Antiquities, Christie's, London, 11 July 1974, lot 382.
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A Catalogue of the Egyptian Antiquities in the possession of F.G. Hilton Price Dir. S.A., vol II, 1908, no. 4443, p. 52, pl. XVI.
For another wood pectoral but with a different central motif, see no. 29 in E.M. Stern and B. Schlick-Nolte, Early Glass of the Ancient World, 1600 B.C.- A.D. 50: The Ernesto Wolf Collection.
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