6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 29,800
Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000
AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED ALABASTER CANOPIC JAR LID
NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XIX-XX, 1307-1070 B.C.
Depicting the falcon-headed Qebehsenuef, with a triangular beak and bulging eyes, painted with encaustic, including a striated wig, collar, facial markings, eyes, lashes and pupils, the inset cylindrical stopper once corresponding to the opening of the now-missing jar
5½ in. (14 cm.) high
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For other painted alabaster canopic jars of the late New Kingdom see fig. 270, p. 423 in Hayes, The Scepter of Egypt, Part II.
French Private Collection, acquired in Cairo 1943-1944.
with Jean-Loup Despras, Paris.
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