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LOT 0012

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

Opening Bid
£3,600 (EUR 4,321; USD 4,901) (+bp*)

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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.

Provenance
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.

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