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LOT 0031

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GBP (£) 500 - 700
EUR (€) 570 - 790
USD ($) 620 - 860

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£450 (EUR 509; USD 554) (+bp*)

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EGYPTIAN GLASS ANUBIS HEAD INLAY
LATE PERIOD, 664-332 B.C.
2 1/4 in. (19.2 grams, 58 mm high).

An opaque black glass inlay in the form of the head of Anubis in jackal form; repaired.

PROVENANCE:
French collection, 1960s-early 2000s.
From an important Paris gallery, France.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Hornung, E. and Bryan, B.M., The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt, Munich/London/New York, 2002, pp.190-91, no. 96, for two closely comparable Anubis heads from a composite inlay (Cairo Museum, inv. nos. TR 21-12-26-19/1, 19/2).

CONDITION