THE UPPER PART OF AN EGYPTIAN POLYCHROME WOOD COFFIN LID, 25TH/EARLY 26 DYNASTY, CIRCA 750-600 B.C.
THE UPPER PART OF AN EGYPTIAN POLYCHROME WOOD COFFIN LID, 25TH/EARLY 26 DYNASTY, CIRCA 750-600 B.C.
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PROPERTY FROM A NEW ENGLAND ESTATE

THE UPPER PART OF AN EGYPTIAN POLYCHROME WOOD COFFIN LID, 25TH/EARLY 26 DYNASTY, CIRCA 750-600 B.C.

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 GBP

PROPERTY FROM A NEW ENGLAND ESTATE

THE UPPER PART OF AN EGYPTIAN POLYCHROME WOOD COFFIN LID, 25TH/EARLY 26 DYNASTY, CIRCA 750-600 B.C.

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 GBP

Lot Sold:17,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from a New England Estate

THE UPPER PART OF AN EGYPTIAN POLYCHROME WOOD COFFIN LID, 25TH/EARLY 26 DYNASTY, CIRCA 750-600 B.C.


wearing a broad foliate collar, long braided beard with curled tip, and wide striped tripartite wig, his face with full lips rounded at the corners, and large glass-inset eyes, the long cosmetic lines inlaid in silver(?), the inlay of the eyebrows missing.

Height 74.3 cm.

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Cataloguing

Provenance

Denny Pinkus, Tel Aviv and Jaffa

acquired from the above on January 15th, 1979, inv. no. D4144

Catalogue Note

For a very similar lid compare the coffin of Hor-Ankh in the Dallas Museum of Art (1994.184), the eyes and eyebrows inlaid in obsidian, calcite, and bronze; also compare Sotheby’s, London, December 4th , 2018, no. 4.

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