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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 152

    AN EGYPTIAN GESSO-PAINTED POLYCHROME WOOD SARCOPHAGUS FRAGMENT

    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XIX, 1292-1185 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN GESSO-PAINTED POLYCHROME WOOD SARCOPHAGUS FRAGMENT
    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XIX, 1292-1185 B.C.
    Decorated with a lotiform collar, and separately applied ringed hand, mounted, 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high; four Egyptian painted wood male figures, two striding and two seated, Middle Kingdom, 2055-1650 B.C., all mounted, 10 in. (25.2 cm.) high max.; and an Egyptian gesso-painted wood mask, mounted, 14 in. (35.5 cm.) high (6)


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    See illustration for seated wood figure on page 60.

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    Provenance

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