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GBP (£) 2,500 - 3,500
EUR (€) 2,760 - 3,870
USD ($) 3,080 - 4,310

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£2,250 (EUR 2,486; USD 2,768) (+bp*)

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Large Egyptian Striding Polychrome Wooden Figure

Middle Kingdom, 2050-1652 BC

A carved wooden striding male figure wearing a painted linen shendyt kilt, ornamental collar, arm and wrist bands; arms to his sides in a carrying position, hands made into fists and pierced to receive objects, possibly from a 'procession of offering-bearers' funerary model; much black, cream, green, and other pigment surviving; mounted on a custom-made stand. 1 kg total, 45cm including stand (17 3/4"). Fair condition.

Provenance
Property of a Cambridgeshire gentleman; acquired from Stride Auctioneers, Chichester, West Sussex; previously in an old French private collection believed to have been formed in the early 20th century.