29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 10,000
GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
AN EGYPTIAN GESSO PAINTED WOOD SARCOPHAGUS MASK
LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
The eyebrows and eyelines inlaid in bronze, the white eyes with black painted pupils, remains of red, white, ochre and blue gesso stripes on the wig, the reverse with traces of linen and dowel holes for attachment, mounted
9½ in. (24 cm.) high
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