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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 32

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE SCULPTOR'S MODEL

    LATE PERIOD TO EARLY PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 4TH-EARLY 3RD CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE SCULPTOR'S MODEL
    LATE PERIOD TO EARLY PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 4TH-EARLY 3RD CENTURY B.C.
    Preserving the head of a pharaoh, sculpted in high relief, wearing an unstriated nemes-headcloth fronted by an unfinished uraeus, its tail extending to a rectangular projection along the top of the head, with fleshy lips drawn into a smile, a large triangular nose and finely outlined almond-shaped eyes, the back of the head planed flat, with incised grid-lines
    4½ in. (11.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    French Private Collection, Lyon, 1920s.