11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 15,000
Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000
AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD COFFIN BOARD
RAMESSIDE PERIOD, DYNASTY XIX-XX, 1307-1070 B.C.
The face with hieroglyphic brows and eyes featuring large black irises, wearing a blue wig and broad collar with red, blue, and yellow beads including mandrake fruits and lilies
19 in. (48.2 cm) high
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Molly Morse Limmer
German Private Collection, 1970s.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 12 December 2002, lot 190.
PROPERTY FROM AN ILLINOIS PRIVATE COLLECTION
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