29 October 2003,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,585
GBP 700 - GBP 1,000
AN EGYPTIAN 'BLUE' GLASS BEAD OR TERMINAL OF AMENOPHIS III
DYNASTY XVIII, 1386-1349 B.C.
Of elongated, tapering form, bearing the cartouche of "Neb-maat-re, given life", 1¼ in. (3.3 cm.) long; an Egyptian 'blue' scarab seal, reverse with kneeling bearded figure, hands raised over an altar(?) in worship, below a neb-sign, late 2nd-early 1st millennium B.C., ½ in. (1.2 cm.) long; a turquoise glazed composition panther-headed terminal, Dynasty XVIII, circa 15th Century B.C.; a green glazed steatite ram-headed terminal, two was-signs flanking a ram head with sun disk over heb (festival) sign, circa 1450 B.C., ¾ in. (2 cm.) high; a green glazed steatite 'grasshopper' seal, reverse with nefer (good luck) sign, Dynasty XVIII, late 15th-early 14th Century B.C., 3/8 in. (1.1 cm.) long; a bone frog stamp seal, reverse with seated lion with knife, ½ in. (1.4 cm.) high; a white and green faience leaf-shaped bead with cartouche of Neb-maat-re, circa 1386-1349 B.C., 1 in. (2.5 cm.) long; and another white glazed composition nefer bead (8)
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