• The Groppi Collection auction at Christies

    Sale 7758

    The Groppi Collection

    26 April 2012, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 29

    AN EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE GLASS FACE INLAY OF AKHENATEN

    NEW KINGDOM, AMARNA PERIOD, DYNASTY XVIII, CIRCA 1353-1336 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE GLASS FACE INLAY OF AKHENATEN
    NEW KINGDOM, AMARNA PERIOD, DYNASTY XVIII, CIRCA 1353-1336 B.C.
    The eye and eyebrow recessed, with enlarged pierced earlobe, the neck bearing traces of two 'vanity wrinkles'
    1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm.) high


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    PUBLISHED:
    Exhibition catalogue, Köstlichkeiten aus Kairo!, Antikensmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig und Museum August Kestner Hannover, 2008, p. 107, no. 54a.

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    Provenance

    The Groppi Collection, Switzerland; acquired in the 1920s-1940s.


    Exhibited

    Antikensmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig und Museum August Kestner Hannover, Köstlichkeiten aus Kairo!, 2008, no. 54a.