9 December 2008
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF
NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, AMARNA PERIOD, REIGN OF AKHENATEN, 1353-1335 B.C.
Sculpted in sunk relief, preserving the bust of a young princess in profile to the right, wearing a striated shoulder-length wig
9 in. (22.8 cm.) high
Jean-Marie Talleaux, Grand Fort Philippe, France, acquired in the 1950s-1960s; Drouot-Richelieu, Paris, 6-7 December 1995, lot 173.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 9 June 2004, lot 59.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
G. Roeder, Amarna-reliefs aus Hermopolis, Ausgrabungen der Deutschen Hermopolis-Expedition in Hermopolis 1929-1939, vol. III, Hildesheim, 1969, p. 201, no. 430-VIII, pl. 87.
Fragrance designer Dawn Goldworm describes the challenge of creating a unique sensory experience for the Rockefeller Galleries during Classic Week
Insights into the enduring appeal of works that were sculpted some 5,000 years ago. Illustrated with pieces offered on 28 October
Specialist G. Max Bernheimer explains their significance as 40 exquisite pieces from the G. Sangiorgi Collection sell in New York for $10,640,500
Christie’s International Head of Antiquities on his art-dealer roots in Germany, falling in love with Rome, and why he prefers library shelves to archaeological digs
A remarkable collection inspired by the Pacific Ocean and spanning topographical paintings, Chinese Export pictures and images of Tahiti by Gauguin
Interior designer Rita Konig on her design philosophy and the interiors she created for our Collector sales in London this November