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AN EGYPTIAN BASALT HEAD OF A MAN, LATE PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 100-30 B.C.

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,500 GBP

Other Properties

AN EGYPTIAN BASALT HEAD OF A MAN, LATE PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 100-30 B.C.

AN EGYPTIAN BASALT HEAD OF A MAN, LATE PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 100-30 B.C.

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,500 GBP

Lot sold:

2,750

GBP

Other Properties

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.

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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.