An Egyptian serpentine plaque with a papyrus column, c. 730-300 B.C.

An Egyptian serpentine plaque with a papyrus column, c. 730-300 B.C.

Code: 2466

£130.00
 

Description: A small serpentine plaque with a papyrus column/sceptre carved in relief on one side, unpierced and for funerary use. Undamaged and condition good and a nice example.

Size: 27 mm/1 in. in length

Culture: Egyptian

Date: Late Dynastic Period, c. 730-300 B.C.

Provenance: From the collection of Julian Bird (1959-2014) and acquired from dealer Clive Sawyer at a London coin fair in 2008.

Background: Julian Bird was a passionate collector of Egyptian antiquities, who built up a fine and extensive collection from the 1970s onwards. He sourced his items mainly from the UK market, from specialist dealers, fairs, markets and auctioneers. He was a model collector, carefully documenting his collection, and his notes on this particular item will be supplied to the buyer.