• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 188

    AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED LIMESTONE BUST OF AN ANCESTOR

    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII-XIX, CIRCA 1550-1186 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED LIMESTONE BUST OF AN ANCESTOR
    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII-XIX, CIRCA 1550-1186 B.C.
    Wearing tripartite wig, with rearing cobra goddess Mertseger in front, on integral rectangular plinth with incised hieroglyphic inscription
    6½ in (16.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Baron H. W. Herwarth von Bittenfeld (1871-1942).
    Collected by Mrs Elias-Vaes between the late 1960s and the early 1970s.


    Literature

    Exhibition catalogue, Bezeten Bezit, Historisch Museum, Rotterdam, 1970, cat. no. 696.