• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 179

    AN EGYPTIAN GESSO PAINTED WOOD SARCOPHAGUS MASK

    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 7TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN GESSO PAINTED WOOD SARCOPHAGUS MASK
    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 7TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
    The green face with black eyebrows and extended cosmetic lines, black and white eyes, wearing striped wig
    11 in. (28 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired on the European art market in the early 1980s.