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LOT 0012

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GBP (£) 1,500 - 2,000
EUR (€) 1,710 - 2,280
USD ($) 1,850 - 2,470

Bid History: 8   |   Current bid: £240 (+bp*)

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Bid History: 8   |   Current bid: £240
EGYPTIAN HEAD OF A NOBLEWOMAN FROM A BANQUET SCENE
NEW KINGDOM, LATE 18TH-9TH DYNASTY, CIRCA 1410-1201 B.C.
3 1/4 in. (138 grams, 84 mm).

A limestone frieze section which once part of a banquet scene, the fragment carved with the head and upper body of a noblewoman facing right, wearing a broad collar and an elaborate wig of long, tightly curled locks with a fringe of twisted strands, decorative headband with a lotus flower to the front; remains of pigmentation. [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
From an old UK collection.
From the private collection of Alf Baxendale (1941-2016) part 2, keen Egyptologist, member of the Egyptology Society, trustee of the Amarna Trust; thence by descent.

Accompanied by an identification display card.
Accompanied by a copy of his obituary published in Horizon, The Amarna Project and Amarna Trust newsletter, Issue 18, 2017, p.21, by Barry John Kemp, CBE, FBA, Professor Emeritus of Egyptology at the University of Cambridge and directing excavations at Amarna in Egypt.
Accompanied by an academic report by Egyptologist Paul Whelan.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Hagen, R. et al., Agypten, Taschen, Italy, 1999, pp.96-97, for a similar, albeit painted, figure dated to the 18th Dynasty; cf. The Metropolitan Museum, New York, accession number 36.3.239, for a similar figure of a slightly earlier date.

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