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LOT 0009

Estimate
GBP (£) 400 - 600
EUR (€) 440 - 660
USD ($) 520 - 780

Opening Bid
£360 (EUR 396; USD 467) (+bp*)

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Egyptian Mummy Eye Inserts

Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC

A group of two eye inlays from a mummy case, each formed as a white glass panel with painted black pupil fitted into a metal frame with lateral extension; separate eyebrow bar; mounted on a custom-made stand. 248 grams total, 20cm including stand (8"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Previously in the collection of a respected gentleman, his collection assembled 1965-2018.
Literature
See Andrews, C., Amulets of Ancient Egypt, London, 1994, p.69, for discussion.