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Lot 0045
Egypt; Late Period, 716-30 BC
A glassy faience depiction of the dwarf god with sword and shield. Blue, with yellow/green accents.


1 3/4” (4.5 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.


Small chip to feather crown, otherwise good.

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A Large Bicolor Faience Amulet of Bes

Estimate $150 - $450Oct 15, 2017