3003
3003
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE MIRROR
NEW KINGDOM, 1540-1075 BC
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
3003
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE MIRROR
NEW KINGDOM, 1540-1075 BC
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE MIRROR
NEW KINGDOM, 1540-1075 BC
with handle in the form of a papyrus stem, the reflecting disc cast separately and inserted into the open umbel of the papyrus, decorated with incised bands and chevron ornament beneath, bronze stand
23.2 cm, 9 1/8  in.
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Provenance

Knoop Collection, United States, probably acquired in the 1950s.

Catalogue Note

For two related examples in the Louvre compare J. Vandier d’Abbadie, Catalogue des objets de toilette égyptiens, Paris, 1972, nos 762 and 764.

Bill and Jeanne Knoop married in 1946 and started collecting in 1948. They were avid and eclectic collectors, their passions and focus changing over the years, encompassing at various times Pilgrim furniture, early lighting, inlaid boxes, treen, ivory miniatures, needleworks, nautical and whaling artifacts from New England. Their earliest collection, however, was of Egyptian artefacts, an area of interest which was sparked by a visit in the late 1940s to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Curiosity III

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Hong Kong