Lot 11
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A Limestone Figure of a Lady, 18th Dynasty, period of Amenhotep III/Horemhab, 1390-1292 B.C.

Estimate
50,000 - 80,000 USD
Sold
360,000 USD
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Description

  • A Limestone Figure of a Lady
striding and holding a fragmentary menat necklace, her right arm held to her side, and wearing bracelets and armlets, diaphanous pleated gown, broad beaded collar, and long full wig parted in the center and bound in a diadem with lotus flower centered above the forehead, her face with rounded chin, full lips turned up at the corners, and contoured arched tapering eyebrows, folds flanking the mouth, traces of inscription at the top of the fragmentary back-pillar.

Provenance

Marcel Dumoulin, Brussels, 1984
Royal Athena Galleries, New York, 1985.

Literature

Apollo Magazine, vol. CXXI, no. 275, January 1985, p. 37, no. 276, February 1985, p. 35, and no. 277, March 1985, p. 88
J. M. Eisenberg, Royal-Athena-Galleries, Art of the Ancient World, vol. IV, no. 65. A Guide for the Collector and Investor, New York, September, 1985, p. 135, no. 407, illus.
Jaromir Malek, Diana Magee, and Elizabeth Miles, Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings VIII. Objects of Provenance not Known, part 2, Oxford, 1999, no. 801-670-360

Catalogue Note

For a related sculpture on a much larger scale see the limestone figure of the wife of Nakhtmin in the Cairo Museum, JE 31629 = CG 779B (Vandier, La statuaire égyptienne, pl. CXLV, no. 5, Russmann, Egyptian Sculpture, pp. 136-137, no. 63, F. Tiradritti, ed., Egyptian Treasures from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, New York, 1999, p. 253).

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