An Egyptian schist child's sarcophagus
Lot 38*
An Egyptian schist child’s sarcophagus
Sold for £26,400 (US$ 44,347) inc. premium
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An Egyptian schist child’s sarcophagus An Egyptian schist child’s sarcophagus An Egyptian schist child's sarcophagus
Lot Details
An Egyptian schist child’s sarcophagus
Of anthropoid form, composed of two halves hollowed out, the upper lid representing the deceased child in typical mummiform pose wearing the tripartite wig and broad collar, the face of shallow profile form, the eyes with extended cosmetic lines and the ears pierced, with a winged scarab pectoral beneath the crossed hands, and the four Sons of Horus inscribed in two registers below, the lower case undecorated, 41¼in (104.7cm) long

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  • Provenance:
    Ex Leighton A. Wilkie Collection. Acquired by Mr Leighton Wilkie from Cairo in 1970 for $3,500. Accompanied by a copy of the original photograph, description, memos, letters and shipping documents dating from June 20, 1970 to November 5, 1970, between Wilkie, Gamal Salem, a curator at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, and the vendor, Kamel Abdallah Hammouda, a licensed Antiquities merchant, listed as item no. 3.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that everything included in this sale, with the exception of the jewellery section, is in our opinion post 1750 in date. Dates have been given where known and in the absence of any date, age is not guaranteed.
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