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LOT 0006

Estimate
GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,500 - 4,660
USD ($) 3,680 - 4,910

Sold for (Inc. bp): £6,240

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LARGE EGYPTIAN WOODEN DIGNITARY FIGURE
NEW KINGDOM, 1550-1070 B.C.
17 3/4 in. (1.1 kg total, 45.2 cm high including stand).

A finely modelled wooden figure of a high official carved in the round, standing facing, with a bald head, naturalistic albeit idealised facial features, wearing a skin-tight civil kilt with large front panel; remains of sockets for the figure's arms (now absent); remains of polychrome pigment; accompanied by a custom-made display base.

PROVENANCE:
French collection, 1990s-early 2000s.
with Vermot & Associés, Paris, 7 October 2017, lot 40 (5,000-6,000 Euros).
From an important Paris gallery, France.
Ex private Parisian collection.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.114469-194059.

LITERATURE:
Cf. De Marco, A.G., La statuaria lignea nell’antico Egitto: considerazioni a partire da una statua inedita, in Egitto e Vicino Oriente, 43 (2020), pp.53-61.

CONDITION