• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 364

    AN EGYPTIAN WOOD MUMMY MASK

    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 7TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN WOOD MUMMY MASK
    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 7TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.
    From an anthropoid sarcophagus, the face with remains of white gesso, the eyes and eyebrows with traces of black
    10 in. (25.4 cm.) high


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    See also lots 153, 154, 166, 252, 255, 302, 306, 336 and 346.

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    Provenance

    Reputedly found around the Bahariya Oasis, Egypt, 1938-1939.
    Formerly in the collection of the German archaeologist and architect Udo Schwalm (1905-1994), formed between the 1930s and the 1970s.