• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 182

    AN EGYPTIAN GESSO PAINTED WOOD SARCOPHAGUS MASK

    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN GESSO PAINTED WOOD SARCOPHAGUS MASK
    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
    The eyebrows and eyelines inlaid in bronze, the white eyes with black painted pupils, remains of red, white, ochre and blue gesso stripes on the wig, the reverse with traces of linen and dowel holes for attachment, mounted
    9½ in. (24 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a German private collection since the 1970s.