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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 209

    A PROVINCIAL EGYPTIAN PAINTED LIMESTONE SEATED OFFICIAL

    POSSIBLY LATE OLD KINGDOM/FIRST INTERMEDIATE PERIOD

    Price Realised  

    A PROVINCIAL EGYPTIAN PAINTED LIMESTONE SEATED OFFICIAL
    POSSIBLY LATE OLD KINGDOM/FIRST INTERMEDIATE PERIOD
    Of the Courtier Netjwa(?) wearing a striated wig, with muscular details of arms and torso, his kilt tied at waistband with hands clenched to the side, an inscription on the front left side
    7 in. (18 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner's father in the 1950s (d. 1969), and thence by descent.