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LOT 0005

Estimate
GBP (£) 10,000 - 14,000
EUR (€) 11,670 - 16,330
USD ($) 12,900 - 18,060

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£9,000 (EUR 10,499; USD 11,608) (+bp*) Add to Watch list

Very Large Egyptian Standard Top with Bes and Monkeys

Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC

A large glazed composition figure of the god Bes, squatting on a lotus-headed column, bearded, grimacing and wearing a tall crown with five black-tipped feathers; surrounded by several monkeys climbing over him; pierced laterally above the ears, above the feathers and below column to mount on a standard; supplied with a custom-made stand. 231 grams, 18cm including stand (7"). Very fine condition. Extremely rare in this size.

Provenance
Property of a French gentleman; previously with Sotheby's, New York, lot 10, 8 June 1994 (US$10,000-15,000); previously in an old American collection; accompanied by copies of the relevant Sotheby's catalogue pages.

Literature
See Bulte, J. Talismans égyptiens d'heureuse maternité, Paris, 1991; and Une amulette est conservée au musée de Philadelphie (Inv. E14358).


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The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

Viewing from noon Monday 25th November 2019
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