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Lot 0002B

Description

Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 26th to 31st Dynasty, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. A petite applique of a circular form that is shaped from a sheet of 83% gold (equivalent to 18K+ gold). Presented in repousse on the front of the applique is a bust of a right-facing pharaonic figure that wields a heka scepter in one hand and a Pschent double crown atop his head. Though the exact identity of this figure remains a mystery, the Pschent crown signifies that this individual was bestowed with the rule of both Upper and Lower Egypt as a pharaoh. The primary purpose of mummy appliques was to have certain deities protect them during their journey into the afterlife, and a pharaoh - also known as a god-king - was meant as an earthy protector who worked in conjunction with the ethereal gods of the Egyptian pantheon. Size: 0.7" W x 0.625" H (1.8 cm x 1.6 cm); 1.55" H (3.9 cm) on included custom stand; quality of gold: 83% (equivalent to 18K+).

Provenance: ex-Harlan J. Berk collection, Chicago, Illinois, USA, acquired between 1960 and 1970

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#150907

Condition

Applique is glued to display stand and cannot be removed to be weighed. Minor nicks to peripheries and slight bending to overall form. Great remaining iconography and nice patina throughout.

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Egyptian 18K+ Gold Mummy Applique Depicting a Pharaoh

Estimate $3,500 - $5,000Dec 05, 2019
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