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LOT 0012

Estimate
GBP (£) 5,000 - 6,000
EUR (€) 5,830 - 7,000
USD ($) 6,140 - 7,370

Sold for (Inc. bp): £7,930

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LARGE EGYPTIAN STATUE OF BES
NEW KINGDOM-EARLY THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, CIRCA 1550-1069 B.C.
12 1/4 in. (657 grams, 15.5 cm (1.2 kg total, 31 cm including stand)).

A glazed steatite statue of the god Bes modelled in the round, his lion paws resting on the top of his thighs, mouth open, remains of original eye inlay, tubular receptacle to the top of his head, likely for his crown of feathers; accompanied by a custom-made display stand.

PROVENANCE:
Acquired Paris, France, 1950-1970.
Private collection of Madeline Meunier (1921-2009).
with Christie's Millon, Paris, France, 16 December 2016, lot 58.
Accompanied by a copy of the relevant Christie's Millon catalogue pages.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.114472-194032.

CONDITION