Lot 3010
  • 3010

AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE FRAGMENTARY HEAD OF A MAN NEW KINGDOM, LATE 18TH DYNASTY, CIRCA 1350 B.C. |

Estimate
55,000 - 75,000 HKD
Sold
93,750 HKD
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Description

  • stone
  • 12.5 cm, 4 7/8  in.
finely carved under the influence of Amarna style, the fragmentary figure showing part of the upper left side of the head, skilfully depicted with a subtle eyebrow above an extended eyeline and elongated eye, further rendered with a pierced earlobe, framed by an elaborate double wig with the upper section rendered with striations extending from the crown, the lower part with escheloned curls rendered in an almost geometric fashion 

Provenance

Christie's London, 11th April 1972, lot 180.
Geoffrey Turner, London.
Collection of Herbert A. Cahn, Basel.
Cahn Auktionen AG, Basel, 18th September 2009, lot 112.

Literature

Rupert Wace Ancient Art, London, 2012, no. 10.
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