6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 51,400
Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000
AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD MUMMY PORTRAIT OF A MAN
ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Depicted in middle age, frontally portrayed, his full, fleshy face with a high forehead, his short black hair receding at the temples, with thick arching brows, small eyes, a large nose pointed at the tip, and a thin mouth with red lips, his flesh-tone reddish brown, the area of the beard and mustache darker, giving a swarthy appearance, wearing a white tunic with a grey mantle over the proper left shoulder, preserving linen mummy wrappings along the lower portion and the reverse
14½ in. (36.8 cm.) high
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European Private Collection, 1960s.