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Lot 0017
Late Period, 664-332 BC or earlier. A carved limestone head wearing the nemes head cloth, D-shaped face with feline features; incised symbols to the underside including the reed, the djed pillar, the desert hare, the letter 't', and other characters; one suggested translation is a reference to the eternal stability of the god Kephri (the morning sun) as it moves across the sky to the west. 9.5 grams, 20mm (3/4"). Property of a Mayfair lady; formerly in an important London collection formed since 1965.

Condition

Fine condition, chipped.

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Egyptian Carved Head with Hieroglyphs

Estimate £700 - £900Feb 26, 2019