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The Upper Part of an Egyptian Polychrome Wood Sarcophagus, 21st/early 22nd Dynasty, circa 1075-950 B.C.

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Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 GBP

The Upper Part of an Egyptian Polychrome Wood Sarcophagus, 21st/early 22nd Dynasty, circa 1075-950 B.C.

The Upper Part of an Egyptian Polychrome Wood Sarcophagus, 21st/early 22nd Dynasty, circa 1075-950 B.C.

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 GBP

The Upper Part of an Egyptian Polychrome Wood Sarcophagus

21st/early 22nd Dynasty, circa 1075-950 B.C.     


wearing a broad collar, and striped tripartite wig with diadem and friezes of uraei at the ends of the lappets, the face with full outlined lips and long eyebrows and cosmetic lines, fine red lines delineating the folds of the upper lids.

Height 57 cm.

Assembled in antiquity from at least seven pieces with losses to gesso and pigment mostly located along joins and in tenon areas. proper right edge very professionally restored in wood with circular tenons in the Egyptian manner. Note losses to polychromy on face incl. nose. Minor retouching overall to both face and wig. Several areas appear to have been properly consolidated by a professional conservator to prevent further losses.


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private collection, France, acquired in the late 1950s (accompanied by a 'laissez-passer' of the Egyptian 'Service des Antiquités', signed by M. Kamal, very probably Moharram Kamal, 1908-1966, Egyptian Egyptologist, Director of the Cairo Museum in 1956, then sub-Director General of Antiquities 1957-1959)
Drouot-Richelieu, Paris, Binoche et Giquello, Paris, June 13th, 2014, no. 151, illus.
acquired by the present owner at the above sale