Mummy mask mesmerized bidders at Hindman’s antiquities sale

Egyptian gilt cartonnage mummy mask, $175,000
 Egyptian gilt cartonnage mummy mask, $175,000

Egyptian gilt cartonnage mummy mask, $175,000

CHICAGO – Early Egyptian artifacts, sculpture and Roman portrait heads led Hindman’s May 26 Antiquities & Ancient Art: A Study auction to $1,531,063, the highest total for an antiquities auction at the firm. Bidders from 22 countries and 33 states participated in the sale. An Egyptian gilt cartonnage mummy mask emerged as the top lot, selling for $175,000 against an estimate of $50,000-$60,000 and leading an incredibly strong selection of ancient Egyptian artifacts.

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