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LOT 0520

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GBP (£) 200 - 300
EUR (€) 230 - 350
USD ($) 280 - 420

Bid History: 6   |   Current bid: £220

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Bid History: 6   |   Current bid: £220

Egyptian Large Striding Figure of Thoth

Late Period, 664-332 BC

A white glazed composition striding figure of ibis-headed Thoth, the god of wisdom and writing, with his arms resting on the sides of his striated kilt; dorsal pillar to the rear. 47 grams, 10.6cm (4 1/4"). Fair condition, repaired. [No Reserve]

Provenance
Acquired for the ‘Buckingham Collection’ by the late Nik Douglas (1944-2012), renowned author, curator and Asian art expert; the collection formed from the early 1960s to early 1970s.

Literature
Cf. Andrews, C., Amulets of Ancient Egypt, London, 1994, item 38(h), for type.