Lot 5
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An Egyptian Limestone Head of a Man, 18th Dynasty, probably period of Tuthmosis III, 1479-1426 B.C.

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
Sold
31,250 USD
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Description

  • An Egyptian Limestone Head of a Man
from a cloaked figure, wearing a wide striated wig passing behind the ears, his face with full lips rounded at the corners, large almond-shaped eyes, and tapering eyebrows in relief.

Provenance

Jerome Eisenberg, New York, 1966
H. Herzer & Co., Munich, 1975
California charitable foundation (Sotheby's, New York, June 12th, 1993, no. 21, illus.)
Jack Josephson, New York
Safani Gallery, New York, September 2005

Literature

Jerome Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. II, New York, 1966, no. 46, illus.
Jaromir Malek, Diana Magee, and Elizabeth Miles, Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Satues, Reliefs and Paintings, vol. VIII, part 1, Oxford, 1999, p. 436, no. 801-447-830

Catalogue Note

Cf. Sotheby's, Monaco, Antiquités et objets d'art. Collection de Martine, Comtesse de Béhague provenant de la Succession du Marquis de Ganay, December 5th, 1987, no. 102. This head and the present example are examples of archaizing sculptures often found during the reign of Tuthmosis III, and look back to the art of the earlier 12th Dynasty for their inspiration.

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