12 June 2002
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN
AN EGYPTIAN WOOD MASK FROM A SARCOPHAGUS
New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII-XIX, 1550-1196 B.C.
Sculpted from a single piece of hard wood but for the separately-made false beard, the gessoed wig preserved in part with its painted, striped decoration, traces preserved of black glass inlays for the eyes and brows
7 7/8 in. (20 cm) high
Joseph V. Kopf Collection, 1905
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Glued to the interior of the back is a type written paper label, MASCHERA IN LEGNO DI UN FARAGNE DELLA XVIII DINASTIA. L. POLLAK (O. MARUCCHI), JOSEPH V. KOPF ALS SAMMALER, ROME, 1905, 286.
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