Egyptian Gneiss Head of a King

Egyptian · late 12th Dynasty, ca. 1836 – 1759 B.C.

Material

Gneiss

Dimensions

H: 8.20 cm

Reference

18945

Price

$175,000

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Overview

Fragmentary head of a King, showing the facial features and part of the vertically striated Nemes headdress centered by a uraeus.

Provenance

Art market, prior to 1966;

German private collection, prior to 1966;

Sotheby’s, London, July 9th-10th, 1984, no. 151, illus.;

David Sylvester (1924-2001), acquired in 1984.

Published

H. Müller-Feldmann, Zeugnisse altägyptischer Kultur aus europäischem Privatbesitz, catalogue of the exhibition at the Folkwang-Museum, Essen, February 1st-March 15th, 1966, no. 77, fig. 12

Bibliography

Jaromir Malek, Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings, vol. VIII, part 1, Oxford, 1999, p. 38