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Auction Description for TimeLine Auctions: Antiquities, Coins, Banknotes, & Books - Day 2
Viewing Notes:
Tuesday 4 February 12 noon to 6 pm., Wednesday 5 February 9 am to 9:30 am., Thursday 6 February 9 am to 9:30 am., Viewing & Champagne Reception : Tuesday 4 February 6 pm to 8 pm.
Sale Notes:
www.invaluable.co.uk/timelineauctions

Antiquities, Coins, Banknotes, & Books - Day 2

by TimeLine Auctions


584 lots with images

February 6, 2014

Live Auction

The Swedenborg Institute

20-21 Bloomsbury Way

London, WC1A 2TH United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0) 1277 815121 /+44 (0) 7775 651218

Email: enquiries@timelineauctions.com

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Egyptian Gilt Cartonnage Mummy Mask

Lot 553: Egyptian Gilt Cartonnage Mummy Mask

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Description: Egyptian Gilt Cartonnage Mummy Mask Late Period, 664-332 BC. A cartonnage mummy mask covered with gesso and decorated with gilding; the facial details picked out in black paint with white in the eyes and red outline to the Nemes crown striped headcloth; pellet and billet detail to the throat and chest. UK art market, acquired prior to 1980. 263 grams, 34 cm (13 1/4").

Condition Report: Very fine condition, conserved.

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Egyptian Cartonnage Panel with Horus

Lot 554: Egyptian Cartonnage Panel with Horus

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Description: Egyptian Cartonnage Panel with Horus Late Period, 664-332 BC. A rectangular cartonnage panel with painted design in red, blue, white, black and cream of Horus in atef crown seated on a dais with jackal below, geometric panels before and behind; supplied in a custom-made glazed box. Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1980. 539 grams, 31 cm (12 1/4").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition 'Priest of Amun' Hieroglyphic Shabti

Lot 555: Egyptian Glazed Composition 'Priest of Amun' Hieroglyphic Shabti

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition 'Priest of Amun' Hieroglyphic Shabti Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, 1069-945 BC. A deep blue shabti with black detail to the tripartite wig, agricultural implements and seed bag, column of hieroglyphic text to the lower body has a plea to Osiris, God of the Dead, for the departed. Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970. Osiris was considered not only a merciful judge of the dead in the afterlife, but also the underworld agency that granted all life, including sprouting vegetation and the fertile flooding of the Nile River. 47 grams, 10 cm (4").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Impressed Shabti

Lot 556: Egyptian Glazed Composition Impressed Shabti

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Impressed Shabti New Kingdom, 1550-1070 BC. A green shabti with tripartite wig, plaited beard, hands folded across the chest gripping agricultural tools; square base and dorsal pillar; intaglio hieroglyphic text from Book of the Dead to the lower body and dorsal pillar. Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970. Funerary inscriptions are many and varied. Many are from the Book of the Dead or are pleas to the gods, particularly Osiris, God of the Afterlife, and Ptah in his role as Lord of Eternity. 48 grams, 10.5 cm (4").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Impressed Shabti

Lot 557: Egyptian Glazed Composition Impressed Shabti

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Impressed Shabti New Kingdom, 1550-1070 BC. A blue-green shabti with tripartite wig, plaited beard, hands folded across the chest gripping agricultural tools; square base and dorsal pillar; intaglio funerary hieroglyphic text to the lower body and dorsal pillar. Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970. Funerary inscriptions are many and varied. Many are from the Book of the Dead or are pleas to the gods, particularly Osiris, God of the Afterlife, and Ptah in his role as Lord of Eternity. 60 grams, 11.5 cm (4 1/2").

Condition Report: Fine condition, small loss to rear of head.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Hieroglyphic Shabti

Lot 558: Egyptian Glazed Composition Hieroglyphic Shabti

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Hieroglyphic Shabti Middle Kingdom, 2133-1797 BC. A cream shabti with tripartite wig and plaited beard, crossed hands holding tools, dorsal pillar and square base; bands of elaborate funerary hieroglyphic text to the dorsal pillar and lower body. UK art market, acquired prior to 1980. 54 grams, 10.5 cm (4").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Hieroglyphic Shabti

Lot 559: Egyptian Glazed Composition Hieroglyphic Shabti

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Hieroglyphic Shabti Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, 1069-945 BC. A deep blue shabti with black detail to the tripartite wig, agricultural implements and seed bag, column of hieroglyphic funerary text to the lower body. Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970. Funerary inscriptions are many and varied. Many are from the Book of the Dead or are pleas to the gods, particularly Osiris, God of the Afterlife, and Ptah in his role as Lord of Eternity. 43 mm, 10 cm (4").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Hieroglyphic Shabti

Lot 560: Egyptian Glazed Composition Hieroglyphic Shabti

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Hieroglyphic Shabti 26th Dynasty, 664-525 BC. A blue shabti figurine depicting a standing figure with plaited beard, crossed arms holding agricultural implements; dorsal pillar and square base, hieroglyphic text to the lower body. UK art market, acquired prior to 1980. 43 grams, 11.5 cm (4 1/2").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Hieroglyphic Shabti

Lot 561: Egyptian Glazed Composition Hieroglyphic Shabti

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Hieroglyphic Shabti Saite Period, 624-525 BC. A pale cream shabti with black pigment to accentuate the wig, face, hands, implements and panel to the lower body with hieroglyphic text. Ex. Timeline Auctions, December 2012, lot 182; previously with Alex G. Malloy, Inc. New York. 86 grams, 13.5 cm (5 1/4").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Shabti

Lot 562: Egyptian Glazed Composition Shabti

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Shabti Saite Period, 624-525 BC. A blue-green shabti with black detailing to the headband, agricultural implements, waistband and lower body; old inked accession number 'FM1130' to the reverse; mounted on a custom-made stand. Ex Steinberg collection; acquired in the 1960s-1980s. 51 grams, 12 cm including stand (4 3/4"). [No Reserve]

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Hieroglyphic Shabti

Lot 563: Egyptian Glazed Composition Hieroglyphic Shabti

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Hieroglyphic Shabti Late Period, 664-332 BC. A pale blue and ochre shabti with tripartite wig and plaited beard, square base and dorsal pillar; hands folded across the chest holding implements; hieroglyphic text to the lower body. UK art market, acquired prior to 1980. 130 grams, 15.5 cm (6").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Blue Glazed Composition Shabti

Lot 564: Egyptian Blue Glazed Composition Shabti

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Description: Egyptian Blue Glazed Composition Shabti Late Period, 664-332 BC. A pale blue-green shabti, carefully modelled with tripartite wig and false beard, agricultural tools held in the crossed hands, square base and dorsal pillar. UK art market, acquired prior to 1980. 40 grams, 12 cm (4 3/4").

Condition Report: Very fine condition.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Hieroglyphic Shabti Fragment

Lot 565: Egyptian Glazed Composition Hieroglyphic Shabti Fragment

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Hieroglyphic Shabti Fragment Late Period, 664-332 BC. A pale blue shabti with black tripartite wig, plaited beard; the hands folded across the chest holding agricultural implements and seed bag over the shoulder, hieroglyphic text to the lower body beginning with the royal formula, and appearing to read: THE KING GIVES OFFERINGS TO PTAH TO DO (OR MAKE).... Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970. 139 grams, 11 cm (4 1/4").

Condition Report: Fine condition, lower body absent.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Impressed Shabti

Lot 566: Egyptian Glazed Composition Impressed Shabti

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Impressed Shabti Late Period, 664-332 BC. A green shabti with tripartite wig, plaited beard, hands folded across the chest gripping agricultural tools; square base and dorsal pillar; hieroglyphic Book of the Dead text to the lower body and dorsal pillar. Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970. Funerary inscriptions are many and varied. Many are from the Book of the Dead or are pleas to the gods, particularly Osiris, God of the Afterlife, and Ptah in his role as Lord of Eternity. 58 grams, 11 cm (4 1/4").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Shabti Group

Lot 567: Egyptian Glazed Composition Shabti Group

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Shabti Group Late Period, 664-332 BC. A group of three shabtis, each in blue-green with tripartite wig, hands folded to the chest with implements to the shoulders, square base, hieroglyphic funerary text to the lower body. Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970. Funerary inscriptions are many and varied. Many are from the Book of the Dead or are pleas to the gods, particularly Osiris, God of the Afterlife, and Ptah in his role as Lord of Eternity. 92 grams, 96-97 mm (3 3/4"). [3]

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Signet Ring Bearing Cartouche of Tutankhamun

Lot 568: Egyptian Signet Ring Bearing Cartouche of Tutankhamun

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Description: Egyptian Signet Ring Bearing Cartouche of Tutankhamun 18th Dynasty, 1329-1322 BC. A New Kingdom deep blue glazed composition signet ring with elliptical bezel, embossed hieroglyphic text for 'Men-Kheperu-Ra', the regnal name of Tut-Ankh-Amun. Cf. Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA, Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity Gallery, accession No.37.889E; and The Schoyen Collection, Oslo, Norway, excavated in Egypt by Harold Jones (1907), accession No. MS 2934/2. Property of a gentleman, acquired before 1980; formerly in a 19th century collection. 1.29 grams, 23 mm overall, 16.86 mm internal diameter (approximate size British M, USA 6 1/4, Europe 12.56, Japan 12) (1"). [No Reserve]

Condition Report: Fine condition, hoop repaired.

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Egyptian Signet Ring Bearing Cartouche of Amen(hotep)

Lot 569: Egyptian Signet Ring Bearing Cartouche of Amen(hotep)

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Description: Egyptian Signet Ring Bearing Cartouche of Amen(hotep) 18th Dynasty, 1550-1292 BC. A deep blue glazed composition signet ring with elliptical bezel, embossed hieroglyphic text reading 'Amen(hotep?)'. Property of a gentleman, acquired before 1980; formerly in a 19th century collection. 1.16 grams, 20 mm overall, 14.54 mm internal diameter (approximate size British G 1/2, USA 3 1/2, Europe 5.55, Japan 5) (3/4"). [No Reserve]

Condition Report: Fine condition, hoop repaired.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Thoth Amulet

Lot 570: Egyptian Glazed Composition Thoth Amulet

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Thoth Amulet 26th Dynasty, 685-525 BC. An exceptionally large pale blue figurine of the ibis-headed god Thoth, striding, wearing a kilt; rectangular base and dorsal pillar. Property of a gentleman; formerly in a Victorian collection. 47 grams, 11 cm (4 1/4").

Condition Report: Fine condition, restored.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Harpocrates Amulet

Lot 571: Egyptian Glazed Composition Harpocrates Amulet

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Harpocrates Amulet Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 BC. An amuletic pendant of the god Harpocrates seated, nude with sidelock of hair, double crown to the head; loop to rear of head and shoulders. Property of a lady; acquired on the London art market before 1980. 1.72 grams, 35 mm (1 1/4").

Condition Report: Very fine condition.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Isis and Harpocrates Amulet

Lot 572: Egyptian Glazed Composition Isis and Harpocrates Amulet

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Isis and Harpocrates Amulet Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 BC. An amuletic pendant of the goddess Isis, seated and wearing the crown of Lower Egypt with the infant Harpocrates, with sidelocks on her lap; rectangular base and seat; attachment loop to the rear of the head. Property of a lady; acquired on the London art market before 1980. 2.78 grams, 34 mm (1 1/4").

Condition Report: Very fine condition.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Ram Amulet

Lot 573: Egyptian Glazed Composition Ram Amulet

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Ram Amulet New Kingdom, 1550-1070 BC. A cast amuletic pendant of a recumbent ram on a rectangular base with loop to the back. Property of a lady; acquired on the London art market before 1980. 2.38 grams, 23 mm (1").

Condition Report: Very fine condition.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Crowned Horus Statuette

Lot 574: Egyptian Glazed Composition Crowned Horus Statuette

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Crowned Horus Statuette Middle Kingdom, 2133-1797 BC. A blue pendant of Horus in falcon form with crown to the head, loop to the rear; mounted on a custom-made stand. From an old British private collection; formed between 1975 and 1985. 28 grams, 75 mm including stand (3"). [No Reserve]

Condition Report: Fine condition, feet lost in antiquity.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Wedjat Eye Bead

Lot 575: Egyptian Glazed Composition Wedjat Eye Bead

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Wedjat Eye Bead New Kingdom, 1550-1070 BC. A dark green glazed composition amuletic bead of the wedjat or 'Eye of Horus' with applied black detailing to the brow and frame. Property of a lady; acquired on the London art market before 1980. 3.80 grams, 28 mm (1").

Condition Report: Very fine condition.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Wedjat Eye Amulet

Lot 576: Egyptian Glazed Composition Wedjat Eye Amulet

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Wedjat Eye Amulet Amarna Period, 1353-1336 BC. A large 'Eye of Horus' amuletic bead with applied black trails to the brow, pupil and lower lid; strung on a copper wire thread. UK art market, acquired prior to 1980. 3.53 grams, bead: 27 mm (1").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Anubis Amulet

Lot 577: Egyptian Glazed Composition Anubis Amulet

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Anubis Amulet Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC. An amuletic pendant of the god Anubis in jackal-headed form, dorsal pillar and rectangular base. Property of a lady; acquired on the London art market before 1980. 2.97 grams, 33 mm (1 1/4").

Condition Report: Very fine condition.

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Egyptian Large Glazed Composition Wadj Amulet

Lot 578: Egyptian Large Glazed Composition Wadj Amulet

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Description: Egyptian Large Glazed Composition Wadj Amulet Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC. An amuletic wadj pendant in the form of a papyrus stalk, pierced to the ribbed head. UK art market, acquired prior to 1980. 6.43 grams, 54 mm (2 1/4").

Condition Report: Fine condition, chip to rim.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Horus Pendant

Lot 579: Egyptian Glazed Composition Horus Pendant

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Horus Pendant Saite Period, 624-525 BC. A large fragmentary amuletic pendant of Horus in falcon-headed form, standing kilted with dorsal pillar. UK art market, acquired prior to 1980. 8.65 grams, 48 mm (2").

Condition Report: Fair condition.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Scarab Plaque

Lot 580: Egyptian Glazed Composition Scarab Plaque

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Scarab Plaque Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC. A blue glazed composition amuletic scarab plaque with four pierced holes for attachment; plain to the underside. Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970. 35 grams, 68 mm (2 3/4").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Tile

Lot 581: Egyptian Glazed Composition Tile

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Tile Saqqara, 3rd Dynasty, 2650-2575 BC. A pale blue architectural tile with pierced block to the reverse. See Friedman, F. Gifts of the Nile: Faience from Ancient Egypt, pp 180-1. Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1980. 29 grams, 58 mm (2 1/4").

Condition Report: Fine condition, chipped.

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Egyptian Ceramic Temple Cone for Amunemhat

Lot 582: Egyptian Ceramic Temple Cone for Amunemhat

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Description: Egyptian Ceramic Temple Cone for Amunemhat Saite Period, 664-525 BC. An asymmetrical terracotta temple cone with impressed text to the base reading 'the chief steward and overseer of chamberlains of the Divine Adoratrice, Amunemhat'. Ex Janssen collection, Netherlands; formerly with Sands of Time, Washington DC, USA with accompanying certificate EC6131. 633 grams, 15.5 cm (6").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Composition Mummy Bead Mask

Lot 583: Egyptian Composition Mummy Bead Mask

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Description: Egyptian Composition Mummy Bead Mask New Kingdom, 1550-1070 BC. A trapezoidal panel of discoid cream and ochre beads in the form of a human face with coral red nose and lips, black eyebrows and eyes, white teeth, the beard in coral red, and cream; surrounded by a dark border. Property of a lady; acquired on the London art market before 1980. 66 grams, 20 cm (8").

Condition Report: Very fine condition.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Mummy Bead Mask

Lot 584: Egyptian Glazed Composition Mummy Bead Mask

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Mummy Bead Mask Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC. A restrung panel of small regular glazed composition beads in several colours representing a mummy face mask, border of tubular beads. Ex Paris collection and Francois de Ricqulès, reputedly excavated by Sir Flinders Petrie. 41 grams, 16 cm (6 1/4").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Mummy Bead Mask

Lot 585: Egyptian Glazed Composition Mummy Bead Mask

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Mummy Bead Mask New Kingdom, 1550-1070 BC. A trapezoidal panel of discoid beads in the form of a human face with ochre nose, coral pink lips, black eyebrows and eyes, white teeth; surrounded by a cream border with blue skin. Property of a lady; acquired on the London art market before 1980. 33 grams, 13.5 cm (5 1/4").

Condition Report: Very fine condition.

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Egyptian Gold Amuletic Anubis Pendant

Lot 586: Egyptian Gold Amuletic Anubis Pendant

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Description: Egyptian Gold Amuletic Anubis Pendant Late Period, 664-332 BC. A miniature amuletic link or pendant of Anubis, standing in jackal-headed form, loops to head and feet. See Baron Empain collection, Christies London, 14 April 2011, lot 40. UK art market, acquired prior to 1980; formerly from an early 20th century French collection. 0.51 grams, 17 mm (3/4").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Phoenicio-Egyptian Gold Amuletic Bes Pendant Group

Lot 587: Phoenicio-Egyptian Gold Amuletic Bes Pendant Group

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Description: Phoenicio-Egyptian Gold Amuletic Bes Pendant Group Saite Period, 624-525 BC. A group of three sheet gold pendants, each a repoussé head of the god Bes with plumed headdress, ribbed loop to the upper edge. From an important Mayfair, London, collection, acquired in the 1970s. 0.60 grams, 12-13 mm (1/2"). [3]

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Gold Amuletic Crocodile Pendant

Lot 588: Egyptian Gold Amuletic Crocodile Pendant

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Description: Egyptian Gold Amuletic Crocodile Pendant Late Period, 664-332 BC. A miniature amuletic pendant of a crocodile with curled tail, pierced at the mouth for suspension. See Baron Empain collection, Christies London, 14 April 2011, lot 40. UK art market, acquired prior to 1980; formerly in an early 20th century French collection. 0.97 grams, 17 mm (3/4").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Gold Amuletic Fish Pendant

Lot 589: Egyptian Gold Amuletic Fish Pendant

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Description: Egyptian Gold Amuletic Fish Pendant Late Period, 664-332 BC. A miniature amuletic pendant of a fish with scale detail, loop to the mouth. See Baron Empain collection, Christies London, 14 April 2011, lot 40. UK art market, acquired prior to 1980; formerly from an early 20th century French collection. 0.63 grams, 15 mm (1/2").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Gold Amuletic Falcon Pendant

Lot 590: Egyptian Gold Amuletic Falcon Pendant

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Description: Egyptian Gold Amuletic Falcon Pendant Late Period, 664-332 BC. A miniature amuletic bead or pendant of a falcon, pierced longitudinally. See Baron Empain collection, Christies London, 14 April 2011, lot 40. UK art market, acquired prior to 1980; formerly in an early 20th century French collection. 1.04 grams, 15 mm (1/2").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Gold Amuletic Frog Pendant

Lot 591: Egyptian Gold Amuletic Frog Pendant

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Description: Egyptian Gold Amuletic Frog Pendant Late Period, 664-332 BC. A miniature amuletic bead or pendant of a frog on a discoid base, hieroglyphic text to the underside. See Baron Empain collection, Christies London, 14 April 2011, lot 40. UK art market, acquired prior to 1980; formerly from an early 20th century French collection. 0.69 grams, 6.56 mm (1/4").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Gold Amuletic Baboon Pendant

Lot 592: Egyptian Gold Amuletic Baboon Pendant

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Description: Egyptian Gold Amuletic Baboon Pendant Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 BC. A cast pendant of Thoth in baboon form on a square base with suspension loop to the shoulders. From an important London collection, acquired in the 1970s. 0.97 grams, 6 mm (1/4").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Gold Amuletic Falcon Pendant

Lot 593: Egyptian Gold Amuletic Falcon Pendant

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Description: Egyptian Gold Amuletic Falcon Pendant Late Period, 664-332 BC. A miniature amuletic pendant of a falcon on a rectangular base, suspension loop behind the shoulders. See Baron Empain collection, Christies London, 14 April 2011, lot 40. UK art market, acquired prior to 1980; formerly from an early 20th century French collection. 2.57 grams, 11 mm (1/2").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Gold and Glazed Composition Necklace

Lot 594: Egyptian Gold and Glazed Composition Necklace

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Description: Egyptian Gold and Glazed Composition Necklace New Kingdom, 1550-1070 BC. A restrung necklace of graduated beads comprising: tubular ribbed, tubular coiled wire, discoid, conical coiled wire, conical glazed composition; glass globular bead to the centre. Aquired on the London art market before 1980. 13 grams, 42 cm (16 1/2").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Glazed Composition Necklace with Gold Amulets

Lot 595: Egyptian Glazed Composition Necklace with Gold Amulets

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Description: Egyptian Glazed Composition Necklace with Gold Amulets Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC. A restrung necklace of glazed composition fusiform beads with discoid spacers, four hollow gold fusiform beads and two hollow piriform pendants, a gold plaque of the head of Bes with dorsal pillar. Acquired on the French art market in the early 20th century. 14 grams, 13 cm (5").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Gold and Lapis Lazuli Bead Necklace

Lot 596: Egyptian Gold and Lapis Lazuli Bead Necklace

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Description: Egyptian Gold and Lapis Lazuli Bead Necklace 2nd millennium BC. A restrung necklace of polychrome glass eye beads and gold cotton-reel collars, hollow gold spherical beads; three strands of predominately lapis lazuli and occasional blue glass tubular beads with gold cotton-reel collars; tapering cylindrical blue-glass pendant with gold collar and domed cap, granule detailing; modern clasp. Ex central London collection; acquired in London, UK, in the early 1980s. Lapis lazuli was extensively used in ancient Egypt, sourced from modern Afghanistan along extensive ancient trade routes. 35 grams, 49 cm (19 1/4").

Condition Report: Very fine condition.

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Egyptian Stone Intaglios in Silver Ring

Lot 597: Egyptian Stone Intaglios in Silver Ring

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Description: Egyptian Stone Intaglios in Silver Ring Roman period, 30 BC-323 AD. A pair of elliptical intaglios, possibly Gnostic, set in the revolving bezel of a sympathetic modern silver ring; a green hardstone with intaglio scene, standing figure of the creator god Ptah; an olive hardstone with standing figure of Ptah, one hand extended, objects in the field. Property of a Cambridgeshire collector; acquired before 1980. 3.95 grams, 24 mm overall, 17.23 mm internal diameter (approximate size British N, USA 6 3/4, Europe 14.0, Japan 13) (1").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Egyptian Silver Cobra and Ram's Head Pendant

Lot 598: Egyptian Silver Cobra and Ram's Head Pendant

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Description: Egyptian Silver Cobra and Ram's Head Pendant Romano-Egyptian, 30 BC-323 AD. A cast silver double-looped cobra pendant, with a later carved crystal ram's head with prominently curved horns. Property of a London gentleman; acquired before 1970. 21 grams, 37 mm (1 1/2").

Condition Report: Very fine condition, one horn repaired.

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Egyptian Bronze Isis and Horus Statuette

Lot 599: Egyptian Bronze Isis and Horus Statuette

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Description: Egyptian Bronze Isis and Horus Statuette Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 BC. A cast statuette of the goddess Isis seated with Horus on her lap; the goddess with the crown of Hathor with horns and sun-disc; flat to the underside. Property of a lady; acquired on the London art market before 1980. 46 grams, 48 mm (2").

Condition Report: Fine condition. Rare.

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Egyptian Bronze Osiris Figurine Group

Lot 600: Egyptian Bronze Osiris Figurine Group

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Description: Egyptian Bronze Osiris Figurine Group Late Period, 664-332 BC. A mixed group of cast figurine fragments of the god Osiris, each with tall crown. Acquired on the London art market prior to 1980. 116 grams, 52-75 mm (2 - 3"). [8, No Reserve]

Condition Report: Fair condition.

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Egyptian Mosaic Glass Inlay

Lot 601: Egyptian Mosaic Glass Inlay

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Description: Egyptian Mosaic Glass Inlay Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC. A plano-convex stud with green and yellow pellets in a dark blue matrix. Property of a lady; acquired on the London art market before 1980. 3.64 grams, 19 mm (3/4").

Condition Report: Extremely fine condition.

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Egyptian Glass Miniature Amphora

Lot 602: Egyptian Glass Miniature Amphora

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Description: Egyptian Glass Miniature Amphora Saite Period, 624-525 BC. A blue glazed composition miniature amphora with conical body, deep shoulder raised neck, pierced lateral lugs. From an old British private collection; formed between 1975 and 1985. 76 grams, 79 mm (3 1/4").

Condition Report: Fine condition, some pitting.

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