AN EGYPTIAN BASALT HEAD OF A MAN, LATE PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 100-30 B.C.
his youthful face with mouth rounded at the corners, large eyes probably once inlaid, and short roughly worked hair.
Height 11 cm.
French private collection, early 20th Century (based on tapering red marble base and old label with cut corners inscribed in ink: "Tête romaine / Granite noir / Antique")
French private collection, acquired in the 1970s
Hôtel Drouot, Crait-Muller, commissaires-priseurs, February 15th, 2019, no. 12
For related examples cf. B.v. Bothmer, Egyptian Sculpture of the Late Period, 700 B.C.to A.D. 100, nos. 133-136.