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AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE FIGURE OF A MAN, 5TH DYNASTY, 2520-2360 B.C.

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200,000

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AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE FIGURE OF A MAN, 5TH DYNASTY, 2520-2360 B.C.

AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE FIGURE OF A MAN, 5TH DYNASTY, 2520-2360 B.C.

Estimate:

200,000

to
- 300,000 GBP

AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE FIGURE OF A MAN, 5TH DYNASTY, 2520-2360 B.C.


from a pair or group statue, striding with his hands held to his sides, holding short staves, and wearing a kilt with partially pleated side panel and broad belt knotted at the waist, and rounded wig composed of rows of echeloned rectangular curls, his face with outlined lips and large eyes with long tapering eyebrows, the embracing hands of his wife (or mother) resting on his right arm and left shoulder; remains of polychrome. 

Height 33.5 cm.


Repaired from several fragments with areas of restoration along joins. Most of back pillar and front of proper right shoulder restored, including fingers.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

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acquired by the present owner prior to 1975


Published

Dietrich Wildung et al., Entdeckungen. Ägyptische Kunst in Süddeutschland, exh. cat., Bayerische Landesbank, Munich, Mainz, 1985, no. 19, illus.

Andre Wiese and Silvia Winterhalter, Ägyptische Kunst im Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, Basel, 1998, no. 16, illus.

Jaromir Malek et al., Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings, vol. 8, Oxford, 1999, no. 800-299-200


Galerie du Sycomore, Paris, May 15th-June 15th, 1975

Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, Basel, June 1998 to March 2019

Cf. Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1999, pp. 376-381, nos. 131-133, for group statues from the end of the 4th and the 5th Dynasty. Also compare C. Aldred, Old Kingdom Art in Ancient Egypt, London, 1949, no. 32, the pair statue of Memy and Sabu, dated there to the late 5th / early 6th Dynasty (Metropolitan Museum of Art , acc. no. 48.111, now dated to the 4th Dynasty), and J. Vandier, La statuaire égyptienne, vol. 3, Paris, 1958, pl. XXIV,4, a pair statue in Cairo very similar in pose.