An Egyptian stone head with original receipt
Lot 1*
An Egyptian limestone bust of an official
Sold for £6,600 (US$ 11,093) inc. premium
Lot Details
An Egyptian limestone bust of an official
New Kingdom, circa 1550-1070 B.C.
Wearing a short braided wig revealing the ears, the face carved with almond shaped eyes, the full lips curving in a smile, a short beard extending from the chin, the reverse with an inscribed back pillar, of which only the top remains, carved with two lines of hieroglyphs, 'Two arms under...' and '...whom the sacred barque has passed', 5½in (14cm) high, mounted

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  • Provenance:
    Swiss private collection. Acquired from Charles Ratton, Paris in 1959 and accompanied by a copy of the original invoice.
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