27 October 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,375
GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
AN EGYPTIAN GYPSUM SCULPTOR'S MODEL RELIEF FRAGMENT
LATE PERIOD/PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
With royal portrait head in profile to the right, wearing vulture headed headdress, mounted
3 x 2½ in. (7.5 x 6.4 cm.)
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Acquired in Switzerland in the 1960s.
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