An Egyptian polychrome wood falcon sarcophagus
Ptolemaic Period, circa 323-30 B.C.
The face gilt, with black details of the eyes and markings, wearing turquoise tripartite wig and a broad collar with central lotus flower and falcon-headed terminals, the body with an ankh symbol flanked by uraei wearing the crown of upper and lower Egypt, with seven columns of text over the ankles and feet and a last column over the back pillar, 19in (48.5cm) high
- Please note the name given in the text of the sarcophagus appears to be Ankh-Djehuty.
Please note that the provenance for this lot should read 'English private collection, acquired in 1981. Deceased estate of Prof Arnold Kunst (1903-1981), London. Prof Kust was a scholar of Indian philosophy at SOAS.'