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LOT 0012

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EGYPTIAN FAIENCE BEAD NECKLACE STRING WITH THOTH AMULET
LATE PERIOD, 664-332 B.C.
18 1/8 in. (19 grams, 46 cm).

Restrung using mainly annular and tubular beads; the central feature a large amulet of Thoth in ibis-form wearing a short kilt and advancing on a rectangular plinth.

PROVENANCE:
From the vendor's grandfather's collection, formed in the 1950s; thence by family descent circa 1974.

LITERATURE:
Cf. similar amulet in the Louvre, inventory no.E 19009.

CONDITION