Fragment of a Terracotta Coffin Lid

Culture: Egyptian
Period: 20th dynasty, around 1200 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 32.2 cm x 27.2 cm
Price: 3 200 Euro
Ref: 1378
Provenance: Private collection D., Paris, France. Acquired by the parents of the current owner in the 1980s.
Condition: Unrestored
Description: Terracotta fragment of a sarcophagus lid with a stylized human face. The towards the bottom tapering head with an angular chin, large, protruding ears and bulging, semi-circular eyes. The mouth is formed to a smile. The face is framed on top by a headdress with vertical notches. Possibly from a necropolis in the Nile delta, maybe from a cemetery of Cypriot merchants in Tell Nebesha. See for the type of the fragment in the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest with the inventory number 84.128.A. As well as the coffin lid in the British Museum from Tell Nebesha with the registration number 1887,0101.1338. Mounted on a black wood panel for hanging on the wall.