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An Egyptian Greywacke Bust of a Man, 2nd half of the 26th Dynasty, circa 600-525 B.C.
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 506,500 USD
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An Egyptian Greywacke Bust of a Man, 2nd half of the 26th Dynasty, circa 600-525 B.C.
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 506,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Antiquities from the Collection of the Late Clarence Day

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An Egyptian Greywacke Bust of a Man, 2nd half of the 26th Dynasty, circa 600-525 B.C.
Wearing a broad smooth wig and a rectangular pectoral suspended from a necklace of finely carved chevrons, his youthful idealizing face with outlined lips rounded at the corners, almond-shaped eyes with finely contoured upper lids, and contoured tapering eyebrows in relief, the pectoral decorated in sunk relief with a striding king offering a statuette of Maat to the goddess Neith, two columns of inscription in sunk relief on the rectangular back pillar translating "Courtier, Administrator of the palace, Responsible for confidential affairs... Intendant of the Pure Place, Intendant of the workshop..."
Height 7 1/4 in. 18.4 cm.
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Provenance

Lady Iya Abdy, Paris (1901-1967)
Drouot-Richelieu, Paris, November 10th, 1993, no. 171, illus.
Jean-Luc Chalmin, London, 1994

 

Catalogue Note

In Egyptian funerary terminology the phrase"Pure Place" designates the royal embalming chamber.

The modern base bears the stamp of Inagaki, the Paris-based Japanese base-maker who was mainly working between the two world wars.

Cf. B. v. Bothmer, H. de Meulenaere and H.W. Mueller, Egyptian Sculpture of the Late Period 700 B.C. to A.D. 100, Brooklyn, 1960, no. 57, figs. 132-4

Antiquities from the Collection of the Late Clarence Day

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New York