27 October 2004
AN EGYPTIAN BURNT WOOD HEAD OF A ROYAL CHILD
LATE DYNASTY XVIII, CIRCA 1350-1325 B.C.
With sensuously modelled eyes, eyeline, brows and lips, with a finely detailed braided 'sidelock of youth' secured by a brow band, with two 'beauty' rings around the neck, fragmentary, mounted
2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high
Acquired in New York in the early 1990s.
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