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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 11

    AN EGYPTIAN WOOD WATER FOWL

    MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XI-XIV, 2040-1640 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN WOOD WATER FOWL
    MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XI-XIV, 2040-1640 B.C.
    Naturalistically depicted, with the layered feathers carved in rows along the body, the tail fanned, the neck curved back with the head facing forward, with long tapering beak and circular pellet eyes, traces of black, white and red paint preserved throughout, a mortise on the underside for attachment
    7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Täckholm Collection, Sweden, 1890-1940.
    Anonymous sale; Bonham's, London, 13 October 2006, lot 124 (part).