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Date of the auction: 19.11.2019

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AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF IMHOTEP Late Period, Circa 664 - 332 B.C. Wearing a close-fitting garment, with tassels inscribed along the edge at the back, seated with bare feet resting on an integral bronze step, with an unfolded papyrus scroll resting on the knees, 10.7cm high, (12.5cm high inc

Lot #: 62

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF SEATED HARPOCRATES Late Period, Circa 664 - 332 B.C. Depicted with the plump body of a young boy, the god is depicted seated, with his hands resting on the edge of his lap, he wears a close-fitting skull cap with a frontal uraeus and a sidelock of youth, with incised

Lot #: 63

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A PRIEST Late Period, Circa 664 - 332 B.C. Depicted striding, wearing a long tight-fitting garment, with characteristic bald head, in his left he holds a figure of a seated a baboon, 5.3cm high. Provenance: Eternal Egypt 1994; Private collection of a lady, Rome

Lot #: 64

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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AN EGYPTIAN SERPENTINE FIGURE OF BES Late Period, Circa 664 - 332 B.C. The dwarf-god depicted naturalistically, in a squatting position, with a pot-belly and his hands resting on his hips, he wears a tall plumed headdress, the individual feathers incised, a bronze tang protruding from the top, the

Lot #: 65

Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE PLAQUE Third Intermediate Period, 25th Dynasty, Circa 732 - 664 B.C. Depicting a bare-breasted woman in profile, possibly a goddess, holding an ankh to her shoulder, wearing a broad collar and a wig, recessed for inlay, 9.7cm high. Provenance: Dupertuis Collection, Switzerland

Lot #: 66

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FALCON Late Period - Ptolemaic Period, Circa 664 - 30 B.C. Naturalistically depicted with large talons and long tail feathers, the falcon wears the crown of Lower Egypt, 13.5cm high. Provenance: Swiss private collection, Dr R.H. (1922-2007), acquired in 1996

Lot #: 67

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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AN EGYPTIAN SERPENTINE SPHINX Roman Period, Circa 2nd Century A.D. Formed of mottled serpentine, the sphinx is depicted couchant on an integral rectangular base, with a naturalistically carved slender body, the rib cage and the musculature of the haunches defined, the long tails curling up around

Lot #: 68

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF HARPOCRATES Roman Period, Circa 1st Century B.C. - 2nd Century A.D. Depicted seated, wearing a tunic that falls in thick folds across his body and legs, a horned headdress, and the sidelock of youth, his right hand raised to his face with extended index finger, 6.1cm

Lot #: 69

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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AN EGYPTIAN WOOD BA BIRD Ptolemaic Period, 305 - 30 B.C. Standing on an integral base, the human-headed bird wears a tripartite wig and a false beard, with extensive gesso surviving, 9.1cm high. Provenance: Louis-Gabriel Bellon (1819-1899); Private collection Rome

Lot #: 70

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE FISH Ptolemaic - Roman Period, Circa 1st Century B.C. - 1st Century A.D. Naturalistically carved, with an open mouth, circular incised eyes, deeply grooved curved gills and individually depicted scales, 16.6cm long, 8.5cm high. Provenance: Private collection; Ex Christie's

Lot #: 71

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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AN AFTER THE ANTIQUE STONE BUST OF A PHARAOH 20th century, the Pharaoh is depicted wearing a striped tripartite wig, with a central uraeus, with almond-shaped eyes with extended cosmetic lines, 14.7cm high. Provenance: Collection of G.M., South of France; French private collection

Lot #: 72

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A LARGE INDUS VALLEY BOWL Circa 2300 B.C. The large vessel with a rounded body tapering to a flat base and a slightly raised rim, the upper half of the vessel decorated with looped concentric circles within two registers separated by bands, 26cm high, 43cm diameter. Provenance: With C.J. Martin

Lot #: 73

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A LARGE URATIAN POTTERY BOWL Circa 1st Millennium B.C. Of large proportions, the bowl stands on a flat base which tapers inwards to the upper register of the vessel, decorated with a black and ochre slip design in the form of lobes surrounding the rim, with vertical linear and central diamond-shaped

Lot #: 74

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A BABYLONIAN CUNEIFORM INSCRIBED BRICK Circa 500 B.C. With columns of faintly inscribed cuneiform text set in a rectangular panel, 35cm x 35cm x 8cm. Provenance: Private UK collection; thence by descent to Mrs Frances Williams, North Wales; Property from the estate of Nellie Brayne, North Wales

Lot #: 75

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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Lot #: 76

Estimate: £0

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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TWO NEAR EASTERN STONE SEALS Circa 5th - 3rd Millennium B.C. Including a circular seal, with a radiating dashed pattern, 3cm diameter; and a rectangular seal, incised with the depiction of an antlered animal, possibly a gazelle or stag, 3.3cm long, (2) Provenance: Property from the collection of

Lot #: 77

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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TWO JEMDET NASR MOTHER OF PEARL AMULETS Circa 3000 B.C. In the form of stylised bulls, one example decorated with concentric circles and pierced for attachment, 5cm & 5.3cm long, (2) Provenance: French private collection

Lot #: 78

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A NEAR EASTERN GAMING PIECE Circa 1st Millennium B.C. Of cylindrical form flaring towards the base, surmounted by a faceted head with three faces, with recessed drilled eyes, 3.7cm high. Provenance: French private collection

Lot #: 79

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A NEAR EASTERN SHALLOW SOAPSTONE RELIEF Possibly 1st Millennium B.C. An unusual relief carved in pale stone, depicting a nude winged figure with arms raised, possibly in a gesture of prayer, before a tall column, a column of pseudo-cuneiform text between, 9.8cm high. Provenance: French private

Lot #: 80

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A TERRACOTTA HEAD OF AN IDOL Circa 3rd - 2nd Millennium B.C. or later Depicted with highly stylised facial features and glass inlaid eyes, 3cm high. Provenance: French private collection

Lot #: 81

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A MARLIK GOLD PLAQUE Circa 1000 B.C. The square plaque repoussé decorated with a motif depicting a central figure his arms raised, flanked by two upright lions, the scene surrounded by two twisted rope borders, 4.1 x 3.7cm. Provenance: Property from the collection of B.G., France; French private

Lot #: 82

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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AN ALABASTER SUMERIAN HEAD Circa 2200 B.C. The upper part of the head surviving, depicted bald, with prominent ears and almond-shaped eyes recessed for inlay, surmounted by the brow indicated by a continuous incised line, 4.7cm high. Provenance: Collection Mariaud de Serres; Ex Drouot, Francois de

Lot #: 83

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A GROUP OF MISCELLANEOUS OBJECTS Including two bronze rings, composed of large disc bezels applied to hemispherical bands, one decorated with a cross, the other with a granular border and six-pointed star; three cylinder seals, including a lapis example, incised with striding animals, 3 - 3.5m long

Lot #: 84

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A LURISTAN MASTER OF THE ANIMALS IDOL Circa 9th - 7th Century B.C. With a hollow base for insertion of the shaft, surmounted by a cylindrical column terminating in the decorative finial, depicting a central human figure grasping the necks of beaked mythological creatures, 31.6cm high. Provenance

Lot #: 85

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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TWO LURISTAN BRONZES Including a pin, with an openwork sphere and an added terminal of an upturned head of an ibex, 20.4cm long; and an anthropomophic figure, the body formed of concentric rings of ridged bronze, with two short added legs, added loops and pendant rings indicating arms, and added

Lot #: 86

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A LARGE LURISTAN DECORATIVE PIN Circa 1st Millennium B.C. With a long tapering shaft terminating in a finial in the form of a stylised animal, possibly an ibex or ram, with large curved horns, with a smaller animal depicted below, 35.2cm long. Provenance: With a London dealer, acquired prior to

Lot #: 87

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A MOSAIC BEAD NECKLACE Restrung, composed of several different bead types, including mosaic beads, face beads and tubular lapis lazuli beads, 58cm long (approx.) Provenance: Private UK collection, acquired in the 1970s - 1980s

Lot #: 89

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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AN EYE BEAD NECKLACE Formed of opaque blue and white eye beads, interspersed with opaque white spherical beads, 50.5cm long (approx.) Provenance: Private UK collection, acquired in the 1970s - 1980s

Lot #: 90

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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A CYPRIOT BICHROME WARE POTTERY JUG Cypro-Archaic, Circa 750 - 600 B.C. The spherical body, standing on a ring base, with umber slip decoration in the form of concentric circles and encircling bands, the short neck decorated with bands of umber slip, terminating in a trefoil lip, with a conjoint

Lot #: 91

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 19 Nov 2019

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AN ATTIC GREEK POTTERY PITCHER Late Geometric IIB, Circa 720 B.C. From the 'Soldier-Bird' workshop, with an ovoid body and a broad flaring neck, a tall strap handle joins at the rim and shoulder of the vessel, with a supporting strut, two nodules projections on the shoulder, the surface of the

Lot #: 92

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 19 Nov 2019