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LOT 0065

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GBP (£) 500 - 700
EUR (€) 590 - 830
USD ($) 610 - 850

Opening Bid
£450 (EUR 531; USD 547) (+bp*)

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PHOENICIO-EGYPTIAN AMULET OF A SQUATTING FEMALE
4TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.

A carved bone amulet modelled in the round as a nude, squatting female figure with a large or pregnant belly, hands clasped together below the navel, stylised facial features and wavy hair dressed at the back; suspension loop pierced through what possibly represents a headdress. 1 1/4 in. (2.86 grams, 32 mm high).

PROVENANCE:
Acquired 1970-1999.
Property of a late London Mayfair gentleman, by descent.

CONDITION