12 June 2002
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF
THE HONORABLE ROBERT MCKINNEY
This Lot has no reserve
A PAIR OF EGYPTIAN BRONZE, LIMESTONE AND OBSIDIAN EYES
Late Period, Dynasty XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.
The bronze rims curved, the obsidian irises set into the limestone, once inlaid into a sculpture, likely of wood
2½ in. (6.3 cm) long each (2)
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The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘