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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 28

    AN EGYPTIAN GILT AND PAINTED CARTONNAGE ENSEMBLE

    ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

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    AN EGYPTIAN GILT AND PAINTED CARTONNAGE ENSEMBLE
    ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Consisting of two brightly painted elements, a mask and a foot covering, the mask with a gilt face, the eye outlines, brows, and beard blue, with red at the corners of the eyes, the tripartite wig surrounded by a fillet, a winged scarab over the crown of the head in raised relief pushing a solar disk, with Osiris depicted on the back panel, a broad collar between the lappets; the foot covering representing sandaled feet in raised relief, figures of Anubis above, figural panels on the sides, one side with a kneeling figure before a ram-headed sphinx, the deceased lying in state above, the other side with a kneeling figure before a two-headed sphinx, the deceased above, conquered enemies in raised relief on the soles; together with a pectoral with falcon-headed terminals, centered by two kneeling figures, surrounded by rows of decorative elements, including large band of lilies towards the edge
    Mask: 15 in. (38.1 cm.) high


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    The pectoral not illustrated.

    Provenance

    Cinq Mars Collection, Quebec, 1970s.
    with Petit Musée, Montreal.
    Canadian Private Collection.