• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 51

    A PHOENICIAN LIMESTONE SARCOPHAGUS LID

    CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 8 June 1984, lot 66.