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LOT 0063

Estimate
GBP (£) 1,500 - 2,000
EUR (€) 1,800 - 2,390
USD ($) 1,950 - 2,590

Price
£1,215 (EUR 1,454; USD 1,576) (+bp*)

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Coptic Bone Doll

8th century AD

A carved bone figurine of a nude female standing with exaggerated hips, conical arms terminating in tiny hands, ridged midriff, separately carved D-section head and neck with incised facial details; mounted on a custom-made stand. 169 grams total, 13cm with stand (5"). Fine condition, repaired.

Provenance
Previously with Aaron Gallery, London, UK; acquired 1984; subsequently on the London art market; subsequently in a private German collection; accompanied by Art Loss Register certificate number S00146704.