7 December 2000
AN EGYPTIAN GRANITE BUST OF A WOMAN
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty XII, 1991-1783 B.C.
Wearing a tripartite wig tucked behind her prominent ears, with an oval face, the long cosmetic lines framing the eyes and extending to the sides
23/8 in. (6 cm) high
Antiquities, Sotheby's London, 22 May 1989, lot 126
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For a similar example now in the Louvre see p. 114 in Delange, Catalogue des statues egyptiennes du Moyen Empire.
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