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This Egyptian terracotta canopic jar lid of Imsety (above), the human-headed son of Horus, is said to have been found by chance in a barn in Wales in 1978.

The 5in (13cm) high piece dates to the New Kingdom, c.1550-1070BC, and was discovered by the vendor buried in the foundations, possibly from a 20th century or earlier collection.

It will go under the hammer in a June 29 sale of antiquities at Chiswick Auctions in west London, estimated at £300-500.

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The early 19th century piece bears the names of Henry Mackenzie, Panuel Grant and the maker’s name, Margaret Mackenzie, flanked by silkwork flowers, and features three ionic columns to the centre.

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An Art Nouveau bronze ‘fairy’ tripod vase designed by sculptor and painter Gwendoline Le Gallienne (1900-36) is estimated at £300-400 in a two-day sale at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood in Exeter on July 10-11.

The 5½in (14cm) wide piece, formed from the outstretched wings of three fairies, is signed with the artist’s name and bears a seal for the Valsuani foundry.

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In the early days of the Dinky Toys range, aeroplanes and ships formed a considerable part of the output of the Binns Road Meccano factory in Liverpool. Both civilian and military aircraft were subjects for Dinky Toys modellers.

Comprising six original and complete examples, this 1940 set marked No 62s, of Hawker Hurricane single-seater fighters, will go under the hammer at M&M Auctions in Spalding, Lincolnshire, on June 28. Estimate £250-500.

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