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AN EGYPTIAN WOOD FIGURE OF A MAN, 5TH/6TH DYNASTY, 2520-2195 B.C.

AN EGYPTIAN WOOD FIGURE OF A MAN, 5TH/6TH DYNASTY, 2520-2195 B.C.

AN EGYPTIAN WOOD FIGURE OF A MAN, 5TH/6TH DYNASTY, 2520-2195 B.C.

AN EGYPTIAN WOOD FIGURE OF A MAN, 5TH/6TH DYNASTY, 2520-2195 B.C.


of slender form, striding and wearing a kilt with central tab, and a rounded wig of echeloned rectangular curls, his face with wide mouth and finely outlined lips rounded at the corners, the missing arms, front of the tab, and lower right leg separately carved; traces of polychrome.

Height 46.5 cm.


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Joseph Altounian (1889-1954) and Henriette Lorbet, Altounian-Lorbet gallery, Mâcon, France, perhaps acquired at the Sotheby’s London sale of the MacGregor Collection of Egyptian Antiquities, June 26th-July3rd, 1922

acquired by the present owner from Henriette Lorbet on January 4th, 1967

In marked catalogues of the MacGregor sale, Altounian is recorded as the buyer of several Egyptian wood figures, including two whose description could match the present figure, provided that its appearance has changed somewhat since 1922.