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LOT 0022

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£6,300 (EUR 7,409; USD 8,392) (+bp*)

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Egyptian Cartonnage Panel

Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC

Two sections of mummy cartonnage: the chest part comprising a Broad Collar with falcon's head terminals, a winged scarab and the winged goddess Isis; the lower section with panels showing Anubis officiating over the deceased on the funerary bier flanked by the goddesses Nephthys and Isis; four crouching protecting deities with was sceptres on their knees, a winged scarab, the Four Sons of Horus flanking a column of hieroglyphs reading: 'O Osiris, Lord of the West, great God, Lord of Abydos, Osiris [damaged]'; painted in bright polychrome colours; mounted in a wooden frame; probably from different mummies. 1.7 kg, 78 x 32cm (30 3/4 x 12 1/2"). Fine condition.

Property of an important London collector; acquired from Cahn Auktionen AG, 9 November 2013, lot 53; ex A.T. collection Switzerland, circa 1950-1980; accompanied by a copy of a Art Loss Register certificate no.S00079679 and a copy of the relevant Cahn catalogue pages; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10881-179471.

Cf. The British Museum, museum number EA29776, for comparable.