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AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN OPEN WORK GILT CARTONNAGE PECTORAL

AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN OPEN WORK GILT CARTONNAGE PECTORAL


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1301100
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A fine open-work, framed, gilt cartonnage pectoral, from an ensemble. Depicting a ba-bird on top, representing the soul of the deceased and six gods underneath, including Isis, Anubis, Horus and Nephtys and a center line of hieroglyphic text which reads: “An offering that the king gives for Osiris, foremost of the West, lord of Busiris, great god, lord of Abydos, ... for the Osiris Tut, born of the mistress of the house ..." According to Ranke, Personennamen, p. 379 nos. 15-16 the personal name Tut (literally: "the figure"; Greek: Totoes) is attested several times for the Ptolemaic period. Ptolemaic Period, 300-32 B.C. Frame measures 28 1/2 inches high X 12 3/4 inches wide. Cartonnage measures 21 inches high X 5 1/2 inches wide. Dutch collection, purchased at the Dutch art market, early 1980s.