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EUR (€) 570 - 790
USD ($) 620 - 860

Bid History: 3   |   Current bid: £110 (+bp*)

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Bid History: 3   |   Current bid: £110
EGYPTIAN FAIENCE SCARABOID OF SETI I AND THUTMOSE III
NEW KINGDOM, 19TH DYNASTY, 1314-1304 B.C.
7/8 in. (4.11 grams, 23 mm).

A blue glazed bifacial scaraboid; one side bearing the cartouche of Thutmose III and the legend “Enduring image of Re” and the other side Seti I’s throne name Men-Maat-Re (meaning “Eternal is the Justice of Re”) with other signs for an epithet that perhaps reads as “truly praised (of Re)”; pierced for suspension. [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
From an old UK collection.
From the private collection of Alf Baxendale (1941-2016) part 2, keen Egyptologist, member of the Egyptology Society, trustee of the Amarna Trust; thence by descent.

Accompanied by an identification display card.
Accompanied by a copy of his obituary published in Horizon, The Amarna Project and Amarna Trust newsletter, Issue 18, 2017, p.21, by Barry John Kemp, CBE, FBA, Professor Emeritus of Egyptology at the University of Cambridge and directing excavations at Amarna in Egypt.

LITERATURE:
See Petrie, W.M.F., Scarabs and Cylinders with Names, London, 1917, pp.44-45, nos.36-37, for similar arrangements of Seti I’s throne name with two Maat feathers and the cartouche with legend; for a similar arrangement of the Thutmose III cartouche with legends (on a scarab from his reign) see Ben-Tor, D., The Scarab: A Reflection of Ancient Egypt, Jerusalem, 1993, p.50, no.12

FOOTNOTES:
Seti I's reign saw the production of many scarabs, scaraboids and plaques bearing his name as well as that of Thutmose III - who was considered a great warrior king.

CONDITION