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An Egyptian Polychrome Wood Mask, 22nd/24th Dynasty, 944-716 B.C.

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 GBP

An Egyptian Polychrome Wood Mask, 22nd/24th Dynasty, 944-716 B.C.

An Egyptian Polychrome Wood Mask, 22nd/24th Dynasty, 944-716 B.C.

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 GBP

An Egyptian Polychrome Wood Mask

22nd/24th Dynasty, 944-716 B.C. 


with broad oval face, bow-shaped mouth with finely outlined lips, straight nose, and almond-shaped eyes with long eyebrows and cosmetic lines painted in black, the remaining central portion of the wig with tenon for attachment.

Height 20.3 cm.

Very good. Note shallow vertical splits across proper right temple and cheekbone, and along proper left cheek and corner of mouth. Deeper split running from top edge across proper left temple, cosmetic line, and cheekbone. Minor nicks and scratches overall. Vertical metal plate screwed to back and set into a flat metal base for display.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

William Talbot Ready, Rathbone Place, London
Colonel Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers (1827-1900), Rushmore Park, acquired from the above on March 17th, 1891
Sotheby & Co., London, February 24th, 1975, no. 125
Private collection, United Kingdom
Charles Ede, Ltd., London
acquired by the current owner from the above

RECORDED

Cambridge University Library, Pitt-Rivers 2nd Collection Albums, vol. II, p. 666, no. 1, including a watercolour of the mask.


PUBLISHED

Charles Ede, Ltd., London, Catalogue 190, 2015, no. 6, illus.

Pitt-Rivers Museum, Farnham, Dorset, Room 7, Case 78
For a related example still attached to the coffin lid compare Life and Death Under the Pharaohs: Egyptian Art from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, The Netherlands, 2002, no. 199.