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LOT 0013

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GBP (£) 12,000 - 17,000
EUR (€) 14,090 - 19,960
USD ($) 15,290 - 21,660

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£6,667 (EUR 7,827; USD 8,495) (+bp*)

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EGYPTIAN WOODEN MUMMY MASK WITH EGYPTIAN BLUE INLAID EYEBROWS
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, 22ND-24TH DYNASTY, 944-716 B.C.
7 7/8 in. (972 grams, 20 cm).

D-shaped in plan with finely carved facial detailing, slender nose and full lips, sockets to the eyes; eyebrows recessed to accept inserts still partly in situ; pierced to reverse for attachment.

PROVENANCE:
Old mounting to the reverse.
From a private estate, Suffolk, UK.
Acquired from a UK antiques fair.
Property of Mr E.D., a UK professional.

This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by a search certificate number no.12076-217420.

LITERATURE:
See Parlasca, K., Sailor, H., Moments, Mummy Portraits and Egyptian Funerary Art from Roman Times, Frankfurt, 1999, for discussion.

CONDITION