Egyptian scarab with monkey decorationE70
A carved steatite scarab decorated with a figure of a monkey holding a vase.
Egypt, New Kingdom, late 2nd Millennium BC
1.3 x 1 cms
Some chipping as seen in the photographs
Mustaki was a prolific antiquities collector, pieces from his collection are held by several major museums including the British Museum and Getty Museum.
The items being offered by Helios Gallery have remained in the Mustaki family and are being sold for the first time since their acquisition in Egypt.