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Lot 0095
Egypt; 1st century BC- 1st century AD
The chest, neck, and head of an Ibis in dark blue or black. The eye inlaid with red. Rare.


1 1/8" (2.9 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.


Good, with roughness to eye.

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An Egyptian Glass Inlay of an Ibis Head

Estimate $400 - $1,200Oct 15, 2017