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

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Property from an English Private Collection

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

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

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Lot sold:

22,680

GBP

Property from an English Private Collection

An Egyptian Wood Mummy Mask

21st/22nd Dynasty, 1075-716 B.C.


from an inner coffin, carved from a dense hardwood (ebony?), with finely carved outlined lips, straight nose, eyes formerly detailed with pigment, and finely arched eyebrows, a square mortise beneath the chin for insertion of a beard, two rectangular mortises in back for attachment.

Height 24.5 cm.

In good condition, the wood with 4 vertically split cracks as visible in the illustration. Some pigment applied to the surface throughout with some areas of flaking, mainly on the outside of the proper right cheek and the outside of the proper left eye and above.

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Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, April 24th-25th, 1970, no. 127, illus.
John Green, New York, passed within the family
Paul Frank, New York, acquired from the above (Sotheby's, New York, June 4th, 2014, no. 47, illus.)
acquired by the present owner at the above sale
Sotheby’s, London, July 3rd, 2018, no. 71, illus.
For a mask from the same period, the face painted black, compare Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, acc. no. 05.291 (http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/face-from-a-coffin-31).