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An Egyptian Polychrome Wood Mummy Mask, 21st/22nd Dynasty, 1075-716 B.C.

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12,000

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- 18,000 GBP

An Egyptian Polychrome Wood Mummy Mask, 21st/22nd Dynasty, 1075-716 B.C.

An Egyptian Polychrome Wood Mummy Mask, 21st/22nd Dynasty, 1075-716 B.C.

Estimate:

12,000

to
- 18,000 GBP

An Egyptian Polychrome Wood Mummy Mask

21st/22nd Dynasty, 1075-716 B.C.


the oval face with full outlined lips deeply indented at the corners, large wide-set eyes, and fragmentary striped blue wig with diadem.

Height 20.5 cm.

Repaints on chin and lips. Yellow paint is darker and more shiny there than elsewhere and fluoresces under UV light.

Note abraded tip of nose.

Cracks and losses in painted gesso on wig have exposed some linen backing and have been professionally consolidated to prevent further damage.

Mask reinforced with resin in back.

Displayed on a metal and perspex stand.


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.

Monsieur Dubois, Paris
Galerie du Sycomore, Paris, acquired from the above in March 1983
Madame M.G., Paris, acquired from the above in 1983
Pierre Bergé & Associés, Paris, May 30th, 2015, no. 21, illus.