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Lot 0026
Egypt; Late Period, c. 1400 BC
A glazed steatite(?) scarab in original gold setting for a swivel ring.

Dimensions

13/16” including mount (2 cm)


Provenance: The John J. Slocum Collection

Mr. Slocum (1914-1997) collected most of his antiquities while serving as US cultural attache to Egypt in the 1960s. Later, he served as Assistant to the Director of The Smithsonian, was appointed by President Reagan to the Presidential Cultural Property Advisory Committee, and was a Trustee Emeritus of the Archaeological Institute of America. He was a well-respected scholar/collector, whose medieval crusader coins were sold in a single-owner sale at Sotheby’s, London in 1997.

Condition

Small losses to gold, otherwise nice.

Starting Bid

$150.00

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  • 25%

An Egyptian Stone Scarab and Gold Ring Bezel

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