Height: 43 1/4 inches (110 cm.), Width: 23 1/2 inches (60 cm.)
664-525 B.C. / 26th Dynasty
Ex. Important American private collection, Florida, acquired in the 1980's; Ex. European private collection, acquired in 1975.
The upper part of an Egyptian wooden anthropoid sarcophagus. The grinning bronze-colored mask wears an elaborate wig and collar, with a prominent scarab on the forehead and a false beard. Polychrome over gesso, bronze inlay for the eyeliners and brows.A similar piece sold over 30 years ago for roughly $20,000 USD, which is the equivalent today of about $60,000 USD.cf: SothebyÂ’s antiquities, London, July 1987, lot 132, p. 42.
An expertise letter issued by renowned Egyptian scholar Robert Bianchi will be provided to the winning bidder. Copies of export documents from 1975 will be provided in addition to an Art Loss Register certificate for this object.
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