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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 8

    AN EGYPTIAN CARTONNAGE MUMMY MASK

    THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXI-XXII, 1070-712 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN CARTONNAGE MUMMY MASK
    THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXI-XXII, 1070-712 B.C.
    Decorated with bright polychrome over gesso, the face white, with hieroglyphic brows and eyes featuring large black irises, the headdress adorned with a black scarab at the crown of the head with elaborate wings outstretched along the side of the head over the blue-green headcloth, a multistrand broad collar between the lappets, fringed with beads at the ends
    18 in. (45.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Canadian Private Collection, circa 1920s.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 15 December 1993, lot 50.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTOR