Lot 10
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An Egyptian Stucco Votive Bust of a King, early Ptolemaic Period, circa 305-200 B.C.

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5,000 - 8,000 USD
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Description

  • An Egyptian Stucco Votive Bust of a King
  • Limestone
  • Height 6 in. 15.2 cm.
possibly Ptolemy II Philadelphos (285-246 B.C.), wearing a fragmentary nemes-headcloth with uraeus, his face with mouth rounded at the corners and large eyes with contoured upper lids. 

Provenance

Private collection, Antibes, acquired in the 1970s   
Carvajal. Maison de ventes aux enchères, Antibes, May 2nd, 2015, no. 96 

Catalogue Note

Cf. Robert S. Bianchi and Richard A. Fazzini, Cleopatra’s Egypt, Age of the Ptolemies, Brooklyn, 1988, for a considerably larger but otherwise very similar votive bust, also identified as possibly Ptolemy II. 
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