An Egyptian bichrome glazed composition upper part of a Darius I menat counterpoise
Lot 115
An Egyptian glazed composition menat counterpoise fragment for Darius I
Sold for £3,000 (US$ 5,042) inc. premium
Auction Details
An Egyptian bichrome glazed composition upper part of a Darius I menat counterpoise
Lot Details
An Egyptian glazed composition menat counterpoise fragment for Darius I
Late Dynastic Period, 27th Dynasty, circa 500 B.C.
With ribbed suspension loop, the front with text in dark blue within a central column: 'The good god, lord of the two lands, Darius I, given life', the back inscribed 'beautiful (?) lion, great of might, great god, lord', 3in (8cm) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Dutch private collection, acquired in 1975 from an antique shop, 'The Sphinx', in the Hague.

    Literature:
    Cf. Sir W.M. Flinders Petrie Scarabs and Cylinders with Names pl. LVII, 27.2
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