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A Large and Fine Egyptian Openwork Horus Eye Amulet

Lot 0050
Egypt; Late Kingdom, 716- 30 BC
A faience wedjat eye of complex openwork design, pierced lengthwise. Rare.


1 1/4” (3.2 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.


Some wear, but intact.

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A Large and Fine Egyptian Openwork Horus Eye Amulet

Estimate $300 - $900Oct 15, 2017
Online Only Auction
Providence, RI 02860
United States
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