8 June 2001
AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER AND LAPIS LAZULI TRUMPET
New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII, 1550-1307 B.C.
Composed of seven individual elements, each with ends worked in recessed fascias, ostensibly to enable joinings with a now-missing element
10¾ in. (27.3 cm) high
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For short trumpets depicted in two-dimensional representations see no. 44 in Cooney, Amarna Reliefs from Hermopolis in American Collections.
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Fewer than 30 of these horseshoe-back armchairs are known to exist. This one comes to auction on 13 September in New York
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