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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 35

    AN EGYPTIAN GILT CARTONNAGE MUMMY MASK FOR A WOMAN

    ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN GILT CARTONNAGE MUMMY MASK FOR A WOMAN
    ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Painted with polychrome over gesso, the face gilt, wearing a tripartite headcloth, the top adorned with a winged scarab pushing a solar disk centering a diadem, the proper right lappet with a seated Osiris and a standing falcon-headed deity, the proper left lappet with a seated falcon-headed deity and a standing Anubis, a row of uraei at the middle of each lappet, Ba birds flanking the face, two winged goddesses arranged symmetrically on the sides of the head, the chest adorned with an elaborate broad collar with geometric panels, a recumbent Wepwawet on a naos in profile in each outer corner
    18¼ in. (46.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Monbrison, Paris, 1970.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED NEW YORK COLLECTION