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LOT 0002

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GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,310 - 3,460
USD ($) 2,780 - 4,180

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£1,800 (EUR 2,075; USD 2,505) (+bp*)

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Large Egyptian Wooden Statue of a Noble

New Kingdom, 1550-1070 BC

A carved wood figure modelled as a striding noble with detachable arms; the shaven head and face naturalistically modelled, detailing to the bare torso, wearing a shin-length kilt; accompanied by a custom-made mounting block. 480 grams total, 33cm including stand (13"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a Hertfordshire, UK, gentleman; acquired from a North London gallery; previously on the London art market; formerly in the collection of Egyptologist Surgeon Commander Dr P. H. K. Gray RN; acquired 1960s and subsequently sold from the collection; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10678-174914.

Literature
Cf. D'Auria, S., Lacovara, P. and Roherig, C.H., Mummies and Magic: the Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt, Boston, 1988, p.115, fig.70.

Footnotes
This statue is exceptionally well modelled. From the striding position of the legs it is possible to conclude that it represents an offering bearer and perhaps was part of a procession. The sculptor's finesse is readily apparent in the facial style and proportions, as well as in the carving style.