• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 344

    AN EGYPTIAN WOOD FIGURE OF A MAN

    MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XI-XII, CIRCA 2055-1773 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN WOOD FIGURE OF A MAN
    MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XI-XII, CIRCA 2055-1773 B.C.
    Wearing knee length kilt and short wig, 9 in. (23 cm.) high; and a further group of fragmentary items including a base from an Egyptian wood cosmetic vessel, carved on the underside with two webbed feet, New Kigdom, Dynasty XVIII, 1550-1307 B.C., 3½ in. (9 cm.) long (12)


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    Provenance

    Item one: accompanied by photocopy of old collection label reading "authenticated by Dr. Cooney as 11th Dynasty Egypt, University of Ohio, 1970s".
    All other items: formerly in the Bill and Jeanne Knoop Collection, New Jersey, United States, formed in the 1950s.