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Lot 0015A
Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom Period, 18th Dynasty, reign of Thutmose III, ca. 1479 to 1425 BCE. A hand-carved seal formed from tan-hued steatite with dark veining depicting the cartouche of King Thutmose III (also Thutmosis III or Menkheperra[t] Thutmose III). The hieroglyphs of the cartouche - a sun disk, a board game, and a scarab - are set on one of the four faces, and the two panels on either side are incised with slender palm fronds. The side opposite the cartouche exhibits a minimalist crocodile representing the zoomorphic form of Sobek, the crocodile-headed god of fertility, military prowess, and pharaonic power. The seal is drilled lengthwise through the body which enables it to be suspended from clothing or a slender cord. Size: 1.125" L x 0.45" W (2.9 cm x 1.1 cm).

Provenance: private Lexington, Kentucky, USA collection; ex-private Virginia, USA collection, acquired from Arte Primitivo Gallery, New York, New York USA; ex-Dr. John Winnie collection, Georgia, USA, acquired in the 1980s to 1990s

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Minor nicks to perforated openings, with light fading to some inscribed symbols, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits within drilled hole and inscribed details.

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Egyptian Steatite Bead w/ Cartouche of Thutmosis III

Estimate $500 - $700Dec 5, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA