LiveAuctioneers.com provided Internet live bidding.
The sarcophagus had an estimate of $5,000-$7,000, but from the start bidding escalated quickly with multiple phone bidders and others competing online. The rare artifact sold for $60,000, inclusive of the buyer’s premium.
The sarcophagus has a lid in the form of a standing mummiform figure, wearing a tripartite wig painted black, the face painted white with features painted blue, and a stubby Osiris beard in black. The sarcophagus is 68 1/2 inches high, 17 1/4 inches wide and 15 1/2 inches deep.
Click here to view the fully illustrated catalog for this sale, complete with prices realized.
ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE