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An Egyptian Limestone Head of a King, early Ptolemaic Period, circa 304-350 B.C.

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 25,000 GBP

An Egyptian Limestone Head of a King, early Ptolemaic Period, circa 304-350 B.C.

An Egyptian Limestone Head of a King, early Ptolemaic Period, circa 304-350 B.C.

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 25,000 GBP

Lot sold:

17,640

GBP

An Egyptian Limestone Head of a King

early Ptolemaic Period, circa 304-350 B.C.


probably a sculptor’s model, the king wearing the nemes-headcloth with uraeus, and crown composed of ram horns surmounted by the sun-disk and plumes, his face with highly idealized finely carved features, a grid pattern and part of an inscription (?) on the back.

Height 10 cm.

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the set and costume designer Bernard Daydé (1921-1986), Paris, received as a present in 1950 from King Farouk of Egypt
Drouot Richelieu, Paris, Beaussant-Lefevre, November 17th, 2015, no. 146, illus.
acquired at the above sale
On sculptor's models of this type see N. S. Tomoum, The SculptorsModels of the Late and Ptolemaic Periods. A Study of the Type and Function of a Group of Ancient Egyptian Artefacts, 2005, p. 31ff; see nos. 7, 36, and 37 in particular. For a very similar example compare G. Steindorff, Catalogue of Egyptian Sculpture in the Walters Art Gallery, 1946, pl. LVII, no. 299.