Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art

Ancient Sculpture and Works of Art

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Property from a South American Private Collection

An Egyptian Limestone Votive Relief or Sculptor’s Model, early Ptolemaic Period, circa 305-200 B.C.

Lot Closed

July 5, 12:56 PM GMT

Estimate

30,000 - 50,000 GBP

Lot Details

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Property from a South American Private Collection

An Egyptian Limestone Votive Relief or Sculptor’s Model

early Ptolemaic Period, circa 305-200 B.C.


carved in high relief with the head of a king, probably Ptolemy II Philadelphos or his successor Ptolemy III Euergetes, facing right and wearing the nemes-headcloth with uraeus, his idealized face with outlined lips, finely shaped philtrum, and almond-shaped eye with tapering eyebrow and cosmetic line, the surface left slightly unfinished.

24.1 by 16.5 cm.

Nicholas Wright, London, 1972 (probably the respected London dealer Nicholas Wright, d. 2005)
Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls, New York (Sotheby’s, New York, June 1st, 1995, no. 44, illus.)
acquired by the present owner at the above sale
The old and finely made wood mount has on the back a paper label reading in part: “Perls Galleries, 1016 Madison Avenue, New York 21, NY. No. 10633…”  
For a very similar relief with the head of a king, also relatively large in scale, see Metropolitan Museum of Art, acc. no. 07.228.2 (Rogers Fund, 1907). This relief has a bust of the goddess Isis or a Ptolemaic queen on the other side.