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LOT 143

Estimate
GBP (£) 3,000 - 5,000
EUR (€) 3,550 - 5,920
USD ($) 3,800 - 6,340

EGYPTIAN WOODEN SARCOPHAGUS MASK
LATE PERIOD, 664-332 BC
21 1/2" (9.2 kg, 54 cm including case).

A sarcophagus mask of a man, with polychrome painted decoration; to the chin, a black false beard; wearing a striped yellow and blue tripartite wig with black decoration at the ends, a large black scarab on the top of the head, with a striped yellow, crimson, and blue broad collar; the details of the eyes, cosmetic lines, brows and ears added in black.

PROVENANCE:
Ex Bonhams sale 16853, lot 263; property of a private American collector; acquired in New York City in 1976 from Samuel Haddad; this lot is accompanied by a copy of a certificate of authenticity.

LITERATURE:
Published: Jacobs, J. Pertinent and Impertinent, Arts and Antiquities Magazine, 1976, pp.18-19.

CONDITION