11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 40,000
Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000
A PHOENICIAN LIMESTONE SARCOPHAGUS LID
CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
Preserving the upper portion, the oversized oval face with large, bulging almond-shaped eyes, the lids well defined, the thin brows angled down and merging with the bridge of the nose, the fleshy lips pressed together, the stylized Egyptianizing tripartite wig arching over the forehead and tucked behind the prominent ears, the lappets tapering
29½ in. (74.9 cm.) high
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Molly Morse Limmer
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 8 June 1984, lot 66.
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