Lot 4
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AN EGYPTIAN POLYCHROME WOOD MUMMY MASK, 25TH/EARLY 26TH DYNASTY, CIRCA 750-600 B.C. | An Egyptian Polychrome Wood Mummy Mask

Estimate
25,000 - 35,000 GBP
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Description

  • Height 47 cm.
from the lid of an inner coffin, wearing a broad collar, braided beard with curled tip, and wide striped tripartite wig, the face with full lips rounded at the corners, straight nose, inlaid eyes, and long eyebrows and cosmetic lines inset in bronze.

Provenance

Champollion Gallery, 689 Madison Avenue, New York
New York private collection, acquired by the present owner from the above in 1981 (Sotheby's, New York, June 3rd, 2015, no. 14, illus.)

Catalogue Note

For a very similar mask see the coffin of Hor-Ankh in the Dallas Museum of Art (1994.184), the eyes and eyebrows inlaid in obsidian, calcite, and bronze.
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