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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 153

    AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD SARCOPHAGUS FRAGMENT

    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD-1ST CENTURY B.C.

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    AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD SARCOPHAGUS FRAGMENT
    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    Painted in red and black with a jackal-headed deity on a white background, 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high; a gesso-painted wood model of an Apis bull, mounted, 3rd-1st Century B.C., 8 in. (20.2 cm.) long; a seated bronze figure of Harpocrates, 4th-1st Century B.C., 5¼ in. (13.2 cm.) high; another three Egyptian style bronze deities, all mounted together, 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high max.; a Graeco-Roman alabaster head of Aphrodite, mounted, circa 1st Century B.C./A.D., 2 in. (5 cm.) high; a Graeco-Roman style marble relief plaque with female head, 4¾ in. (12 cm.) high; a wood relief plaque; and a pottery jar, 6 in. (15 cm.) high (10)


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    See illustration for Apis bull on page 60.

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    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner's parents in Egypt during the 1930s-1940s.