• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 35

    AN EGYPTIAN SANDSTONE RELIEF

    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN SANDSTONE RELIEF
    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.
    Sculpted in raised relief, preserving a queen or goddess, her face in profile to the right, her torso frontal, wearing a tightly-fitted sheath and a vulture headdress over a long tripartite wig, a lappet falling along the right side of her breast, her face with full lips, a prominent nose, and a protruding chin
    16¼ in. (41.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Kofler Collection, Lucerne, 1960s-1970s.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 9 December 1999, lot 244.