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Egyptian Gesso'd Wood Sarcophagus Mask
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Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 26th to 31st Dynasty, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. A hand-carved wooden sarcophagus mask of ovoid form with a tapered neckline, a rounded profile, and an incised groove across the brow denoting a headdress. The protruding visage is comprised of slender eyes, a bulbous nose with delineated nostrils, full lips, and rolling cheeks with smooth surface textures. Remains of white gesso are visible around the composition and would have been painted with vibrant pigments in antiquity. Size: 4.125" W x 8.7" H (10.5 cm x 22.1 cm); 11.3" H (28.7 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-private New York, USA collection, acquired in 2022; ex-Morris Khouli collection; ex-private New York City, New York, USA collection, 1990s

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Condition
Chipping and wear to peripheries, face, and verso commensurate with age, with fading and wear to most gesso, softening to facial features, and several stable fissures. Nice preservation to overall form.
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Egyptian Gesso'd Wood Sarcophagus Mask

Estimate $1,800 - $2,500
Sep 29, 2022
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0009: Egyptian Gesso'd Wood Sarcophagus Mask
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Est. $1,800 - $2,500Starting Price $900
Antiquities | Ethnographica | Fine Art
Sep 29, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
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Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 26th to 31st Dynasty, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. A hand-carved wooden sarcophagus mask of ovoid form with a tapered neckline, a rounded profile, and an incised groove across the brow denoting a headdress. The protruding visage is comprised of slender eyes, a bulbous nose with delineated nostrils, full lips, and rolling cheeks with smooth surface textures. Remains of white gesso are visible around the composition and would have been painted with vibrant pigments in antiquity. Size: 4.125" W x 8.7" H (10.5 cm x 22.1 cm); 11.3" H (28.7 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-private New York, USA collection, acquired in 2022; ex-Morris Khouli collection; ex-private New York City, New York, USA collection, 1990s

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#173916
Condition
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Chipping and wear to peripheries, face, and verso commensurate with age, with fading and wear to most gesso, softening to facial features, and several stable fissures. Nice preservation to overall form.
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