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LOT 0003

Estimate
GBP (£) 8,000 - 10,000
EUR (€) 8,830 - 11,040
USD ($) 9,770 - 12,210

Opening Bid
£3,600 (EUR 3,975; USD 4,395) (+bp*) Add to Watch list

Egyptian Basalt Head with Uraeus

New Kingdom, 1550-1070 BC

A carved basalt head with 'bag' wig and hatched detailing, rounded features and narrow mouth; provincial workmanship; mounted on a custom-made stand. 3.3 kg, 18cm (7"). Fine condition. Rare.

Provenance
From the private collection of a medical professional; formerly in the old French collection of Mr G M of Toulouse, circa 1980; with an old collection label to the base stating excavated at Dara in 1947; supplied with geologic report No. TL005229, by geologic consultant Dr R. L. Bonewitz and an original French certificate of exportation, number 209498.

Footnotes
The uraeus is a representation of a sacred serpent as an emblem of supreme power, worn on the headdresses of ancient Egyptian deities and sovereigns.


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

Viewing from noon Monday 2nd September 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

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363 Main Road
Harwich, CO12 4DN


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