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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 103

    AN EGYPTIAN WOOD MUMMY SARCOPHAGUS LID

    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, CIRCA 664-342 B.C.

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    AN EGYPTIAN WOOD MUMMY SARCOPHAGUS LID
    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, CIRCA 664-342 B.C.
    Wearing long false beard with curled tip and tripartite wig, large eyes with extended eyeline and brows all recessed for inlay (now missing), traces of bitumen and pigment
    76 in. (193 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Collection of Dr. Paul Lozé, acquired in the Eastern Mediterranean, circa 1915-1917; and thence by descent to his grandson: sold Sotheby's New York, 12 June 2003, lot 118.

    During World War I Dr Lozé was a Médecin Major in the French army. Based in Greece (Salonica) and in Turkey, he was in charge of the Allied Forces' hospitals on the Balkan front and travelled widely to Egypt and the Levant. During World War II the coffin narrowly escaped destruction during the bombing of Dunkirk in June 1940, and was removed to the safety of Limoges by Lozé.


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