• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 363

    A ROMANO-EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE NAOS WITH FEMALE FIGURE

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMANO-EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE NAOS WITH FEMALE FIGURE
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D.
    The naked female figure standing with arms by her sides, wearing short wig, the naos with cavetto cornice, remains of red pigment
    6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high


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    Cf. Exhibition Catalogue, Egypte Romaine, l'autre Egypte, Musée d'Archéologie méditerranéene, Marseille, 1997, p. 171, no. 204 for similar.

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    Provenance

    Formerly in a French collection, acquired between 1930-1960; with the current owner since 1994.