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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 29

    AN EGYPTIAN STUCCO MUMMY MASK OF A WOMAN

    ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 80-100 A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN STUCCO MUMMY MASK OF A WOMAN
    ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 80-100 A.D.
    Her black-painted hair arranged in rows of circular curls at the front and pulled into a chignon at the crown of the head, her almond-shaped eyes lidded, the brows ridged, with a straight nose, high cheek bones, and a rounded chin, the small mouth pursed into a smile, wearing an applied beaded necklace, some beads preserved high on the neck, portions of a blue-green mantle preserved behind the head
    12½ in. (31.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Mathias Komor (1909-1984), New York.
    Property from the Estate of Richard Avedon; Sotheby's, New York, 14 October 2005, lot 41.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK COLLECTOR