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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 158

    AN EGYPTIAN GESSO-PAINTED CARTONNAGE MASK

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

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN GESSO-PAINTED CARTONNAGE MASK
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D.
    With black outlined eyes and brows, 7½ in. (19 cm.) high; a wood mummy mask with extended eyeline, circa 7th-4th Century B.C., with separately applied beard, 11½ in. (29 cm.) high; and a painted female stucco mask, applied over a wood core, with painted eyelashes and brows, striated black hair tied in a chignon at the back, wearing foliate wreath, circa 1st Century A.D., 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high, all mounted (3)


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner's parents in Egypt during the 1930s-1940s.