An Egyptian New Kingdom wood settee leg
Lot 3*
An Egyptian wooden furniture leg
Sold for £5,040 (US$ 7,886) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Egyptian wooden furniture leg
New Kingdom, circa 1550-1070 B.C.
Carved in the form of the forequarters of a lion, the head with sunken eyes, a broad flat nose, incised whiskers and rounded ears, with the curving locks of the mane beneath the jaw, the flattened front with two legs below, the forepaws with long arching claws, a stepped rectangular fitting below and a hollow rectangular fitting behind the head, 13½in (34.5cm) high with an old collection number painted in red '06.280', mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Collection of Dr John Winnie, St. Mary's Georgia, USA. Formerly the Property of The Toledo Museum of Art. Previously Blanchard Antiquities, Cairo, 1906.

    Published:
    Sotheby's, Antiquities and Islamic Art, New York, June 12, 1993, lot 88

    Literature:
    For an almost identical example, compare to an excavated pair in the Turin Museum, also dated as New Kingdom.

Saleroom notices

  • The provenance for this lot is incorrect, it is not part of the Winnie Collection. The current American owner acquired it at Sotheby's New York in 1993 where it was sold by Toledo Museum of Art to benefit their acquisitions fund. It was formerly part of the Blanchard Collection, Cairo 1906. It is published in Sotheby's sale of Antiquities and Islamic Art, June 12th 1993, lot 88.
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