7 December 2000
AN EGYPTIAN ROSE SYENITE HEAD OF A LIONESS
Old Kingdom, Dynasty IV-VI, 2575-2150 B.C.
From a monumental figure, the head well-modelled in broad planes, with an incised maul, the recessed eyes once inlaid
7¾ in. (19.7 cm) high
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
For the presence of inlaid eyes and the complete absence of linear details to indicate whiskers and other feline markings see p. 352-3 in Arnold, et al., Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids, and p. 64-65 in Peck, Splendors of Ancient Egypt.
Daniel Moquay, head of the Klein archives in Paris, discusses the French artist’s spirituality, his relationship with the colour blue — and his love of judo
Letters, postcards and photographs from the personal archives of Einstein’s sister and brother-in-law shed new light on his extraordinary life and complex character