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PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION

An Egyptian Basalt Torso of a Woman, 30th Dynasty/early Ptolemaic Period, circa 380-250 B.C.
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 672,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION

An Egyptian Basalt Torso of a Woman, 30th Dynasty/early Ptolemaic Period, circa 380-250 B.C.
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 672,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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An Egyptian Basalt Torso of a Woman, 30th Dynasty/early Ptolemaic Period, circa 380-250 B.C.
possibly a queen or goddess, of slender and graceful form striding with her arms held to her sides, and wearing a long close-fitting dress, the back pillar uninscribed.
Height 12 1/4 in. 31.1 cm. Height from front of modern base 11 1/2 in. 29.2 cm.
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Provenance

Richard (Rex) Miles Arundel Eaton Turner (1880-1938), perhaps acquired in Egypt in the 1920s
his widow Gertrud Steensen, 1938
their son Henry Turner (1918-2004), St Andrews, 1972
by descent to the present owners, 2004

Catalogue Note

For a very similar torso in the Simu Collection in Bucharest see Sabine Albersmeier, Untersuchungen zu den Frauenstatuen des Ptolemäischen Ägypten, Mainz am Rhein, 2002, cat. no. 43, pl. 20.

Rex Turner's diplomatic career as a British Commercial Secretary first took him to Darmstadt, Germany, in 1904-1906. Further postings included Denmark during part of WWI, Greece, Persia, Italy, Egypt, and Austria. He was in Vienna at the time of the Anschluss and died the same year in Brussels. In 1918 he was awarded the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) for his service in the British armed forces. Several ancient sculptures in his collection depict the female form.

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