Two Egyptian lapis lazuli plaques and a steatite scarab 3
Lot 321*
Two Egyptian lapis lazuli plaques and an Egyptian steatite scarab 3
£1,000 - 1,500
US$ 1,600 - 2,300

Lot Details
Two Egyptian lapis lazuli plaques and an Egyptian steatite scarab 3
Two Egyptian lapis lazuli plaques
Middle Kingdom - New Kingdom, circa 1991-1360 B.C.
The rectangular plaque inscribed on one side with the throne name of Tuthmosis III, with cryptic writing of the throne name of Amenophis III on the other side, 20mm x 12mm; the square plaque engraved with three cartouches of Tuthmosis III on one side, the reverse with cryptic messages, 14mm x 14mm; and an Egyptian steatite scarab with an inverted royal name Khakare, based on the prenomens of 12th Dynasty kings, 12mm long (3)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The lapis plaques: Henry Wallis RWS Collection, UK, the Pre-Raphaelite painter, writer and collector (1830-1916).
    The scarab: German private collection acquired late 1980-early 1990.
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