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LOT 0012

GBP (£) 4,000 - 6,000
EUR (€) 4,800 - 7,200
USD ($) 5,450 - 8,170

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Egyptian Wooden Kneeling Figure Diorama

Middle Kingdom, 12th-11th Dynasty, 2133-1797 BC

A polychrome wooden figural group composed of a kilted male figure with short hair kneeling on a rectangular base, two lidded piriform jars and a mechanism composed of two wheels and a column of notched 'cogs' before him, the upper wheel and cogs moveable, the figure and jars secured to the base with pegs, yellow, cream and black painted pigmentation remaining. 299 grams, 24cm (9 1/2"). Fair condition.

UK collection formed 1920-1940s, by descent.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.11077-184871.

See Taylor, J.H., Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt, London, 2001.