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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 221

    AN EGYPTIAN GRANODIORITE HEAD OF A ROYAL OFFICIAL

    NEW KINGDOM, REIGN OF AMENOPHIS III, 1391-1351 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN GRANODIORITE HEAD OF A ROYAL OFFICIAL
    NEW KINGDOM, REIGN OF AMENOPHIS III, 1391-1351 B.C.
    Wearing a flaring double wig of striated locks radiating from the crown and echeloned curls beneath at the front, with wide set almond-shaped eyes with contoured brows and extended eye-lines, mounted
    5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high


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    For similar, cf. A. P. Kozloff and B. M. Bryan, Egypt's Dazzling Sun, Cleveland, 1992, pp. 244-246, no. 40.

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
    Please note that the lots of Iranian origin are subject to U.S. trade restrictions which currently prohibit the import into the United States. Similar restrictions may apply in other countries.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    With M. Maspero, Paris, 1980s.
    European private collection, acquired in 1989.