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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 83

    AN EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE GLAZED COMPOSITION 'MUMMY BEAD' FACE MASK

    LATE PERIOD/PTOLEMAIC, CIRCA 7TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE GLAZED COMPOSITION 'MUMMY BEAD' FACE MASK
    LATE PERIOD/PTOLEMAIC, CIRCA 7TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
    The eyes, nose and mouth made up from cream, black and red glazed beads, in glazed wood box frame
    6¾ in. (17 cm.) wide


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    The mask was restrung at the British Museum, London, preserving the majority of the original thread.

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (AGm 17n); acquired on the European art market, 1997.