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LOT 0014

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GBP (£) 4,000 - 6,000
EUR (€) 4,780 - 7,170
USD ($) 5,450 - 8,170

Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £3,600

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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £3,600

Large Egyptian Wooden Statue of a Noble

Second Intermediate Period, c.1600 BC

A carved wooden statue modelled in the round as a nobleman striding forwards wearing a shin-length kilt, moveable arms with hands held in fists, creating sockets, finely carved naturalistic detailing to the face, ears and hands, rectangular sockets to the base of the feet. 539 grams, 24.5cm high (9 3/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Acquired in the 1960s.
Private collection of Egyptologist Surgeon Commander PHK Gray RN.
With a Home Counties gentleman.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.11076-184870.

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, for a comparable figure.