Lot 89
  • 89

An Egyptian Polychrome Cartonnage Apron , late Ptolemaic Period, circa 100-30 B.C.

5,000 - 8,000 USD
3,125 USD
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  • An Egyptian Polychrome Cartonnage Apron

decorated with the four Sons of Horus arranged vertically in two confronted pairs, a checkerboard pattern below, a frieze of lotus buds above.


Rainer Kriebel (1908-?), acquired in Cairo in 1965/1966
by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

After serving during the second World War Rainer Kriebel was recruited as an analyst by US military intelligence. He then became a military advisor to Syria in the 1950s, and later military attaché to the German Federal Republic's embassy to Egypt in Cairo in the 1960s. He is the co-author of Inside the Afrika Corps, London, 1999. References to his career can be found in: J. Ballinger, The Shattered Silence: The Eli Cohen Affair, New York, 1971, and Akten zur Auswärtigen Politik der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1964, Munich, 1995.