Lot 6
  • 6

An Egyptian Limestone Bust of a Man, 26th Dynasty, 664-525 B.C.

18,000 - 22,000 USD
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  • An Egyptian Limestone Bust of a Man
  • Quartzite
  • Height 4 3/4 in. 12.1 cm.
wearing a striated rounded wig falling onto the shoulders, the back pillar with two columns of inscription.


Charles Dikran Kelekian, New York

Clifford B. and Jane Hartley, New York, acquired from the above in the 1950s Jane Hartley, New York, on consignment to Charles D. Kelekian and sold through him in the 1960s

American private collection, acquired from Mathias Komor, New York, in the 1970s

Catalogue Note

A written and photographic record of the present lot can be found under no. 19 in an early 1960s Kelekian inventory of the Hartley Collection (Kelekian Archive, Onassis Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York). The Corpus of Late Period Sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum contains two different series of photographs of the bust, one taken in 1960 (L-104-43), the other in 1970 (L-495-13-25). In his notes Bernard Bothmer compares the bust to a sculpture formerly in the Albert Eid inventory in Cairo, no. 589.