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An Egyptian polychrome and gilt cartonnage mummy mask, late Ptolemaic / early Roman period, circa 50 B.C.-50 A.D.
Estimate
35,00055,000
LOT SOLD. 87,500 USD
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187
An Egyptian polychrome and gilt cartonnage mummy mask, late Ptolemaic / early Roman period, circa 50 B.C.-50 A.D.
Estimate
35,00055,000
LOT SOLD. 87,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Gallison Hall: The James F. Scott Collection

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An Egyptian polychrome and gilt cartonnage mummy mask, late Ptolemaic / early Roman period, circa 50 B.C.-50 A.D.
wearing a broad foliate collar detailed in relief, and tripartite wig decorated in front with a checkerboard design, the idealized face with full outlined lips and large eyes, the long extended eyebrows and cosmetic lines painted in the same Egyptian blue pigment as the wig
height 16 in.
40.6 cm
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Provenance

Royal-Athena Galleries, New York
Connecticut private collection, acquired from the above on January 16th, 1976
Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, inv. No. SR 8601C
Florida private collection, acquired from the above circa 1989
Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, inv. no.  LL 9201.C
New York private collection, acquired from the above on December 29th, 1992 
Sotheby’s, New York, June 4th, 2014, no. 48, illus.
James F. Scott, Charlottesville, Virginia, acquired at the above sale

Literature

Royal-Athena Galleries, The Age of Cleopatra: The Art of Late Dynastic and Graeco-Roman Egypt, New York, 1988, no. 28, illus.

Catalogue Note

For comparable examples see Guenther Grimm, Die Roemischen Mummienmasken aus Aegypten, Wiesbaden, 1974, pl. 2.

Gallison Hall: The James F. Scott Collection

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New York