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LOT 0034

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GBP (£) 6,000 - 8,000
EUR (€) 7,080 - 9,440
USD ($) 7,290 - 9,720

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£6,000 (EUR 7,078; USD 7,288) (+bp*)

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EGYPTIAN DIORITE BUST OF A DIGNITARY
LATE PERIOD, 525-330 B.C.

A diorite bust of a male dignitary, modelled facing, wearing a wig, with stylised detailing to the ears and face; partial hieroglyph to reverse; mounted on a custom-made display stand. 7 7/8 in. (2.03 kg total, 20 cm high including stand).

PROVENANCE:
Ex Jean-Paul Bourgis collection, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France, 1980.
Accompanied by scholarly note TL05439 by Dr Ronald Bonewitz.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate no.11286-192115.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Bothmer, B. V., Egyptian Sculpture of the Late Period, 700 B.C. to A.D. 100, New York, 1960, pls.45, no.111, and 55, no.136.

CONDITION