3 June 2009
PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN EGYPTIAN GILT WOOD FALCON SARCOPHAGUS
LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.
The well-sculpted mummiform case with a falcon head, the face gilt, the details of the eyes, beak and facial markings in black, wearing a tripartite wig rimmed in yellow, the body black, standing on an integral plinth with a back pillar, preserving bitumen on the interior, some bitumen on the proper left side of the exterior of the bottom, dowels joining the top to the bottom
18 5/8 in. (47.3 cm.) high
with Anavian Gallery, New York, 1980.
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