Egyptian Tilapia Plaque from the Mustaki Collection
A steatite plaque with a rounded front, carved in relief to depict a tilapia. On the underside is carved a standing archer, who shoots at a very large animal seated on its haunches (it resembles more closely a hippopotamus than a lion).
Date: Circa 1550-1069 BC Period: New Kingdom Period Provenance: From the Gustave Mustaki collection, a collector of antiquities who amassed large collection in Alexandria (Egypt) Condition: Very fine condition.
As an avid collector in the early 20th century, Mustaki amassed a collection of antiquities from Alexandria in Egypt, and his collection came to the UK under Egyptian license in 1947. Many of the pieces are in major museums worldwide, including the British Museum, the Getty Museum, and the Egyptian State Museum. We have purchased over 1,700 scarabs from this collection.
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