11 December 2003
EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES FROM THE COLLECTION OF ALAN M. MAY
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE HEAD OF A LADY
New Kingdom, Dynasty XIX-XX, 1307-1070 B.C.
Perhaps from a shabti, depicted wearing a striated wig, her triangular face with modelled brows, the eyes with heavy upper lids, with a slender, straight nose, small sensual mouth and prominent ear, preserving black pigment for the eyes, cosmetic lines and wig, red for the lips, ears and two horizontal Venus rings on the neck
1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) high
with Galerie Samarcande, Paris, 1989.
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