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LOT 0008

Estimate
GBP (£) 400 - 600
EUR (€) 470 - 700
USD ($) 490 - 740

Price
£360 (EUR 420; USD 442) (+bp*)

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EGYPTIAN GREYWACKE COSMETIC FISH SPOON SECTION
NEW KINGDOM, 1569-1081 B.C.
2 1/4 - 3 3/8 in. (27 grams, 58 mm wide (50 grams total, 85 mm high including stand)).

A fragment of a greywacke cosmetic spoon shaped as a fish with finely worked features and incised eye, scales, gill, and fin detailing; the underside is recessed to create the spoon bowl; accompanied by a custom-made display stand.

PROVENANCE:
Acquired in the 1980s.
From a French collection.

LITERATURE:
See Hodjash, S.I., Ancient Egyptian vessels in the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow, Oakville CT, 2005, p.86, nos.311 and 312, pl.29, for comparable examples.

CONDITION