Lot 4
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An Egyptian Limestone Relief Fragment, New Kingdom, probably 18th Dynasty, 1554-1305 B.C.

80,000 - 120,000 USD
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  • An Egyptian Limestone Relief Fragment
  • Limestone
  • 10 5/8 by 17 1/4 in. 27 by 43.8 cm.
carved in sunk relief with a lion-headed divinity facing right and wearing a striated wig falling behind the deeply carved ear, the ruff around the finely-carved face in low incised relief; traces of pigment.


Dikran and Charles Kelekian, Paris
Howard Sturges
Cole Porter (1891-1964)
George Eells, California, Cole Porter's first biographer (Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, December 14th, 1978, no. 347, illus.)
New York Private Collection (Sotheby's, New York, November 24th and 25th, 1987, no. 46, illus.)
acquired by the current owner from the above sale

Catalogue Note

This relief reputedly stood on the mantelpiece of Cole Porter's home in the Waldorf Towers.