Antiquities

Christie's
3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Center

Date of the auction: 03.06.2009

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AN EGYPTIAN SERPENTINE CYLINDER SEAL

AN EGYPTIAN SERPENTINE CYLINDER SEAL
OLD KINGDOM, DYNASTY VI, REIGN OF PEPY I, 2289-2255 B.C.
AN EGYPTIAN SERPENTINE CYLINDER SEAL OLD KINGDOM, DYNASTY VI, REIGN OF PEPY I, 2289-2255 B.C. Engraved with three columns of hieroglyphs, reading: "(The) King's gentleman (or nobleman), friend of the

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$60,000 - US$80,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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AN EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA CONCUBINE FIGURE

AN EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA CONCUBINE FIGURE
MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XII, 1991-1783 B.C
AN EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA CONCUBINE FIGURE MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XII, 1991-1783 B.C The stylized female figure depicted nude, with a narrow waist, accentuated hips and pointed breasts, the long legs tapering, her arms

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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AN EGYPTIAN CARTONNAGE MUMMY MASK

AN EGYPTIAN CARTONNAGE MUMMY MASK
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXI-XXII, 1070-712 B.C.
AN EGYPTIAN CARTONNAGE MUMMY MASK THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXI-XXII, 1070-712 B.C. Decorated with bright polychrome over gesso, the face white, with hieroglyphic brows and eyes featuring large

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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AN EGYPTIAN SPECKLED BLACK STEATITE OSIRIS

AN EGYPTIAN SPECKLED BLACK STEATITE OSIRIS
LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXV-XXVI, 712-525 B.C.
AN EGYPTIAN SPECKLED BLACK STEATITE OSIRIS LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXV-XXVI, 712-525 B.C. Depicted mummiform, his fisted hands emerging from beneath his vestment, right over left, holding a crook and flail, the

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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AN EGYPTIAN GILT WOOD FALCON SARCOPHAGUS

AN EGYPTIAN GILT WOOD FALCON SARCOPHAGUS
LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.
AN EGYPTIAN GILT WOOD FALCON SARCOPHAGUS LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C. The well-sculpted mummiform case with a falcon head, the face gilt, the details of the eyes, beak and facial markings in black

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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AN EGYPTIAN BASALT BLOCK STATUE FOR TJA-N(Y)-MERY-DJEHUTY

AN EGYPTIAN BASALT BLOCK STATUE FOR TJA-N(Y)-MERY-DJEHUTY
LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.
AN EGYPTIAN BASALT BLOCK STATUE FOR TJA-N(Y)-MERY-DJEHUTY LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C. The figure seated with his knees drawn up to the chest, his arms crossed over the knees, the

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE HARPOKRATES

AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE HARPOKRATES
LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXV-XXVI, 712-525 B.C.
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE HARPOKRATES LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXV-XXVI, 712-525 B.C. The child god depicted nude, seated with his feet together on a trapezoidal base, his left arm lowered and bent at the elbow, the palm facing down

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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AN EGYPTIAN GILT BRONZE OSIRIS

AN EGYPTIAN GILT BRONZE OSIRIS
LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
AN EGYPTIAN GILT BRONZE OSIRIS LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C. Depicted mummiform, his fisted hands emerging from beneath his vestment, holding a crook and flail, the details incised, wearing a multistrand broad

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT

AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT
LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE CAT LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C. Hollow cast, depicted seated with the forepaws together, its long tail curving forward around the proper right side, the tip of the tail extending beyond the paws

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE THOTH AMULET

AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE THOTH AMULET
LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.
AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE THOTH AMULET LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C. Pale green in color, the ibis-headed god striding forward with his left leg advanced, his arms at his side, wearing a pleated kilt and a striated

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE AND WOOD GROUP

AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE AND WOOD GROUP
LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE AND WOOD GROUP LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C. With an ibis and Maat facing each other, the ibis in wood covered in gesso, the legs, the tail feathers and the head each cast separately and

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD STELE FOR TJEPEN

AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD STELE FOR TJEPEN
LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXV-XXVI, 712-525 B.C.
AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD STELE FOR TJEPEN LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXV-XXVI, 712-525 B.C. Painted in blue, green, red and white over gesso, the arching top with a winged solar disk under a blue border representing the

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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AN EGYPTIAN GILT AND PAINTED WOOD PTAH-SOKAR-OSIRIS

AN EGYPTIAN GILT AND PAINTED WOOD PTAH-SOKAR-OSIRIS
LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
AN EGYPTIAN GILT AND PAINTED WOOD PTAH-SOKAR-OSIRIS LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C. Depicted mummiform, with a blue-painted tripartite wig, the face gilt, with black painted eyes, pupils

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE BOWL

AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE BOWL
ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C-1ST CENTURY A.D.
AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE BOWL ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C-1ST CENTURY A.D. Turquoise blue in color, the shallow bowl with a flanged collar below the flaring rim, on a flat disk foot 6 in. (15.2 cm

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD FURNITURE SUPPORT

AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD FURNITURE SUPPORT
ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD FURNITURE SUPPORT ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D. Carved in relief in the form of a grimacing Bes, standing on a high conical plinth with horizontal grooves, his tongue protruding, with

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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AN EGYPTIAN GILT AND PAINTED CARTONNAGE ENSEMBLE

AN EGYPTIAN GILT AND PAINTED CARTONNAGE ENSEMBLE
ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
AN EGYPTIAN GILT AND PAINTED CARTONNAGE ENSEMBLE ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D. Consisting of two brightly painted elements, a mask and a foot covering, the mask with a gilt face, the eye outlines, brows, and

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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AN EGYPTIAN STUCCO MUMMY MASK OF A WOMAN

AN EGYPTIAN STUCCO MUMMY MASK OF A WOMAN
ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 80-100 A.D.
AN EGYPTIAN STUCCO MUMMY MASK OF A WOMAN ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 80-100 A.D. Her black-painted hair arranged in rows of circular curls at the front and pulled into a chignon at the crown of the head, her almond-shaped eyes lidded

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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AN EGYPTIAN POTTERY AMPHORA

AN EGYPTIAN POTTERY AMPHORA
ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
AN EGYPTIAN POTTERY AMPHORA ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D. Ovoid in form, painted in dark brown with two bands of leaves with undulating stems, thin and thick plain bands in between, the shoulders with columns

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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A COPTIC TEXTILE PANEL

A COPTIC TEXTILE PANEL
CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.
A COPTIC TEXTILE PANEL CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D. The rectangular polychrome panel with a fringed border, centered by four roundels each containing a running warrior, nude but for a mantle draped over the shoulder, the upper left warrior holding a

Lot #: 31

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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A BACTRIAN COPPER AND LAPIS LAZULI PIN

A BACTRIAN COPPER AND LAPIS LAZULI PIN
CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
A BACTRIAN COPPER AND LAPIS LAZULI PIN CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C. The tapering copper pin square in section, with an oval hoop threaded through toward the disk-shaped terminal, carved of lapis lazuli, one

Lot #: 32

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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A MESOPOTAMIAN SCARLET-WARE POTTERY JAR

A MESOPOTAMIAN SCARLET-WARE POTTERY JAR
CIRCA EARLY 3RD MILLENNIUM B.C.
A MESOPOTAMIAN SCARLET-WARE POTTERY JAR CIRCA EARLY 3RD MILLENNIUM B.C. The deep bowl oval in section tapering toward the ring foot, decorated in brownish-red slip with a geometric pattern consisting of lattice with alternating

Lot #: 33

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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THREE BACTRIAN ALABASTER BOWLS

THREE BACTRIAN ALABASTER BOWLS
CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
THREE BACTRIAN ALABASTER BOWLS CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C. All conical in form with narrow flat bases, one with the walls slightly belled, the rim flaring, each with varying degrees of banding Tallest: 3 1/16 in

Lot #: 34

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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A SUMERIAN LIMESTONE BULL-HEAD PROTOME

A SUMERIAN LIMESTONE BULL-HEAD PROTOME
CIRCA MID 3RD MILLENNIUM B.C.
A SUMERIAN LIMESTONE BULL-HEAD PROTOME CIRCA MID 3RD MILLENNIUM B.C. With large, inlaid eyes, the pupils in black chlorite, bone for the sclerae, under three arching grooved brows, the wide triangular snout with a horizontal

Lot #: 35

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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A CANAANITE COPPER WARRIOR

A CANAANITE COPPER WARRIOR
MIDDLE BRONZE AGE IIA, CIRCA 1900-1700 B.C.
A CANAANITE COPPER WARRIOR MIDDLE BRONZE AGE IIA, CIRCA 1900-1700 B.C. Depicted striding with the left leg advanced, wearing a short kilt overlaid in silver, its broad belt fastened at the front, his torso bare with the nipples

Lot #: 36

Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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FOUR NORTHWEST PERSIAN BRONZE SWORDS

FOUR NORTHWEST PERSIAN BRONZE SWORDS
CIRCA EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
FOUR NORTHWEST PERSIAN BRONZE SWORDS CIRCA EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C. The tapering blades inserted into the separately-cast hilts, two with conical pommels, deep recesses throughout for now-missing inlays, one hilt ribbed, the other

Lot #: 38

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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A PHOENICIAN LIMESTONE SARCOPHAGUS LID

A PHOENICIAN LIMESTONE SARCOPHAGUS LID
CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
A PHOENICIAN LIMESTONE SARCOPHAGUS LID CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C. Preserving the upper portion, the oversized oval face with large, bulging almond-shaped eyes, the lids well defined, the thin brows angled down and merging with the

Lot #: 39

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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A SOUTH ARABIAN BRONZE BOWL

A SOUTH ARABIAN BRONZE BOWL
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
A SOUTH ARABIAN BRONZE BOWL CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D. Hemispherical in form, decorated on the interior in repoussé and enhanced with incision with a repeating motif comprised of a standing figure in profile to the

Lot #: 40

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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A SOUTH ARABIAN BRONZE VOTIVE PLAQUE

A SOUTH ARABIAN BRONZE VOTIVE PLAQUE
CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.
A SOUTH ARABIAN BRONZE VOTIVE PLAQUE CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C. Likely from the right-hand side-panel of a rectangular offering stand, cast with two registers in raised relief, each register with two male figures in right profile flanking a

Lot #: 42

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER STELE

A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER STELE
CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER STELE CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C. Preserving a temple façade with long rectangular triple recessed "windows," the two outer topped with pediments surmounted by upturned bovine horns, a decorative baluster across the

Lot #: 43

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009

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A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER FEMALE HEAD

A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER FEMALE HEAD
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
A SOUTH ARABIAN ALABASTER FEMALE HEAD CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D. The spade-shaped face with small fleshy lips and a triangular nose, the thin grooved brows arching over the almond-shaped eyes, the sclerae

Lot #: 44

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 3 Jun 2009