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LOT 0007

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GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,340 - 3,500
USD ($) 2,530 - 3,800

Current bid: £1,400 (+bp*)
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(2 Bids, Reserve not met)   |   Current bid: £1,400
EGYPTIAN GOLD CARTONNAGE INLAYS
LATE PERIOD-PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-31 B.C.
6 1/2 - 7 7/8 in. (635 grams total, 16.5-20 cm wide including stand).

Comprising: a winged scarab with detailed carapace and wings; and the mummiform figures of the four Sons of Horus, Imsety, Hapy, Duamutef, and Qebehsenuef; mounted on custom-made display stands. [2]

PROVENANCE:
From a 1920s French collection.
Ex German gallery, 1970-1980s.
Spanish collection, 1980s-1990s.
London, UK, collection, 2000s.

This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.12126-214208.

FOOTNOTES:
The Four Sons of Horus were deities responsible for protecting the internal organs of the deceased. The human-headed Imsety protected the liver, the baboon-headed Hapy protected the lungs, the jackal-headed Duamutef protected the stomach, and the falcon-headed Qebehsenuef protected the intestines.

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