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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 36

    AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD MUMMY PORTRAIT OF A MAN

    ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, 1960s.