9 December 2004,
Price realised USD 1,314
USD 1,200 - USD 1,800
THREE EGYPTIAN AMULETS
NEW KINGDOM TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 1550-30 B.C.
Including a turquoise blue faience plaque with Bes playing the tambourine; a turquoise blue faience Pataikos positioned back-to-back with a jackal-headed Anubis wearing a pleated kilt, on an integral plinth; and a glazed steatite Pataikos cippus amulet, with an elaborate headdress, a monkey on each shoulder, standing on two crocodiles, the reverse with a winged goddess in relief, the base with a motto in hieroglyphs naming Imhotep
Bes: 1¼ in. (3.1 cm.) high (3)
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Bes: with Sumer Gallery, New York, 1985.
Anubis-Pataikos: with Harmer Rooke Gallery, New York, 1995 (HRN, Auction 65, no. 122).
Cippus: William Ward, 1960s.
D. Corsett, Arizona, 1996.
THE PROPERTY OF AN AMERICAN GENTLEMAN
Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
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