An Egyptian glazed composition pylon-shaped pectoral
Lot 164
An Egyptian glazed composition pylon-shaped pectoral
Sold for £ 2,000 (US$ 2,609) inc. premium

Antiquities

2 Oct 2014, 10:30 BST

London, New Bond Street

Lot Details
An Egyptian glazed composition pylon-shaped pectoral
New Kingdom, Ramesside Period, 19th Dynasty, circa 1295-1186 B.C.
The funerary pylon-shaped pectoral with cavetto cornice and details of a scene in black, pierced along the top edge with four holes which emerge at the back of the pectoral, the scene shows a bird, possibly a vulture, with out-stretched wings from which the head of a goddess emerges, her arms lie along the top edges of the wings, with a flattened nw-pot on her head, representing the goddess Nut, with an ostrich feather and apparently an ankh in each top corner, with two crouched black jackals in the lower corners, a wedjat eye over their backs, 2¼in x 2¼in (6cm x 6.3cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Ernest Seymour Thomas Collection (d.1936), England, acquired in the early 20th Century, thence by descent.

    The ethnographer and artist, Ernest Seymour Thomas worked in Cairo for the Royal Geographical Society, writing a catalogue of the Ethnographical collections, which was published in 1924. He went on to be appointed assistant curator to the Pitt Rivers Museum by Henry Balfour in the early 1920s.

    The lot is accompanied by three black and white photographs of Ernest and Marjorie Thomas taken in Egypt.
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