An Egyptian polychrome wood falcon sarcophagus
Lot 122W
An Egyptian polychrome wood falcon sarcophagus
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 11,548) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
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

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    English private collection, acquired in 1981.
    Deceased estate of Dr Arnold Kunst, London.

Saleroom notices

  • 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.'
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