• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 83

    AN EGYPTIAN FRAGMENTARY LIMESTONE TORSO FROM A PAIR STATUE

    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, REIGN OF TUTHMOSIS IV-AMENOPHIS III, CIRCA 1400-1352 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN FRAGMENTARY LIMESTONE TORSO FROM A PAIR STATUE
    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, REIGN OF TUTHMOSIS IV-AMENOPHIS III, CIRCA 1400-1352 B.C.
    The male torso wearing garment pleated at the sleeves, his wife's hand visible behind his left shoulder, back-pillar with remains of four columns of hieroglyphs mentioning the names of Ra-Harakhty, Anubis and Hathor, mounted, 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high; two unopened papyrus rolls; and a papyrus fragment, 8 in. (20 cm.) high (4)


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    Provenance

    Item one: formerly in the Eklund collection, Stockholm, acquired in the late 1940s-1950s. Items two-four: Dutch private collection, acquired between 1950-1960.