• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 25

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE SCULPTOR'S MODEL

    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE SCULPTOR'S MODEL
    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    Representing a pharaoh wearing the nemes-crown and a uraeus, squares marked out, with additional carved relief of Isis on the back, 12.9 cm. high; and a painted limestone head of Bes with tongue protruding, traces of red painted gesso, circa 4th-1st Century B.C., 13.6 cm. high (2)


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1960s or early 1970s.