Lot 4
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An Egyptian Red Granite Head of a Man or God, 18th Dynasty, early in the reign of Tuthmosis III, circa 1479-1450 B.C.

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 USD
Sold
272,500 USD
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Description

  • An Egyptian Red Granite Head of a Man or God
wearing a beard and striated wig passing behind the ears, with full outlined lips and large almond-shaped eyes with long eyebrows and cosmetic lines in relief.

Provenance

Nicolas Count von Arco, Munich, circa 1900-1920
acquired from the above by the former owner's father-in-law

Catalogue Note

For related heads see B. Fay, "Tuthmoside Studies," Mitteilungen des deutschen archäologischen Instituts. Abteilung Kairo, vol. 51, 1995, pls. 2a, c, 3a (Cairo CG 578: an inscribed statue of Tuthmosis III from Karnak) and pls. 2b, 2d (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, inv. no. 66.99.22: a head of Tuthmosis III).

The diplomat Nicolas (Antonius Ludwig Joseph Maria) Count von und zu Arco-Zinneberg was born in 1881 at Schloss Schönburg, Niederbayern, near Passau, of Maximilian Count von und zu Arco and Olga Freiin von Werther. One of his sisters married Count Harrach, another Prince Lichnowsky, and another Count Almeida aus Mondsee. He is known to have collected Old Master Paintings, Chinese porcelain, and antiquities, among which was a Roman marble head of Apollo (W.R. Valentiner, Zeiten der Kunst und der Religion, Berlin, 1919, p. 104, figs. 14-15).

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