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LOT 0005

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GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,260 - 3,390
USD ($) 2,460 - 3,700

Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £1,800 (‡+bp*)

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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £1,800
EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE FRAGMENT WITH FACE
OLD KINGDOM, 2686-2181 B.C.
2 3/4 in. (129 grams, 71 mm wide).

A carved limestone relief fragment with profile male head facing left, with close-cropped hair and detailed treatment of the eye, ear and mouth; inked inscription to the reverse 'E. H. Heckett.'; set in an old velvet-covered mount.

PROVENANCE:
From the estate of a deceased American, acquired between 1970-1989.
with Bonham's, London, Knightsbridge, 28 October 2009, lot 23 [Part].

Accompanied by a copy of the relevant Bonhams catalogue pages.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.11596-198972.

CONDITION