An Egyptian Polychrome Cartonnage Apron , late Ptolemaic Period, circa 100-30 B.C.
- An Egyptian Polychrome Cartonnage Apron
- 15 by 5 1/2 in. 38.1 by 14 cm.
by descent to the present owner
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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.