3 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,875
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
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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Canadian Private Collection, circa 1920s.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 15 December 1993, lot 50.
THE PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTOR