An Egyptian wooden plaited false beard

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Lot 89
An Egyptian wooden plaited false beard

Sold for £ 1,320 (US$ 1,650) inc. premium

Antiquities

21 Apr 2005, 10:30 BST

London, New Bond Street

An Egyptian wooden plaited false beard
New Kingdom, circa 1567-1085 B.C.
Tapering in to the curving tip, incised with striations, with a rectangular tang in the top for attachment, some bitumen remaining on the surface, 6in. (15.3cm.) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Formerly in a 19th Century English private collection.

    Literature:
    This so-called 'divine' beard would have been worn by gods and deified pharaohs.
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