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    Sale 2056

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    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 11

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF

    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, AMARNA PERIOD, REIGN OF AKHENATEN, 1353-1335 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF
    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, AMARNA PERIOD, REIGN OF AKHENATEN, 1353-1335 B.C.
    Sculpted in sunk relief, preserving the bust of a young princess in profile to the right, wearing a striated shoulder-length wig
    9 in. (22.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Jean-Marie Talleaux, Grand Fort Philippe, France, acquired in the 1950s-1960s; Drouot-Richelieu, Paris, 6-7 December 1995, lot 173.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 9 June 2004, lot 59.


    Literature

    G. Roeder, Amarna-reliefs aus Hermopolis, Ausgrabungen der Deutschen Hermopolis-Expedition in Hermopolis 1929-1939, vol. III, Hildesheim, 1969, p. 201, no. 430-VIII, pl. 87.