An Egyptian Revival carved stone head of Nefertiti

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Lot 33
An Egyptian Amarna style stone head of Nefertiti

Sold for £ 4,200 (US$ 5,350) inc. premium
An Egyptian Amarna style stone head of Nefertiti
Set on a curving slender neck, wearing the tall flat-topped crown decorated with an encircling band and a frontally carved uraeus, the features finely rendered with full lips, high cheekbones and delineated extended eyes and brows, 13¾ in (34.9cm) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Property of a private English family. The head was acquired in Egypt by the present owner's great-great uncle who was a mining engineer in Safaga in Egypt between 1890 and 1939.

    This model is based on the original polychrome painted limestone and gypsum head of Nefertiti excavated from the workshop of the chief sculptor Thuthmosis at Amarna in 1912.
A late 19th century carved stone head of Nefertiti
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