Egyptian steatite sealE121
A steatite seal decorated with spiral and trellis patterns.
Egypt, late New Kingdom, end of 2nd Millennium BC
1.7 cms maximum diameter
Chipping as seen in the photographs
Ex. Collection: Gustave Mustaki, Alexandria, Egypt; acquired mid 20th Century and exported under license of the Egyptian government.
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.