Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late Period, ca. 664-332 B.C.
Material: Wood
Dimensions: 67.3 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1007
Provenance: Collection Albert Pagnon (1847-1909), founder of the Winter Palace Hotels in Cairo in 1907. He also founded the Karnak Hotel in Luxor, the Grand Hotel in Aswan and the famous Cataract Hotel, setting for Agatha Christie’s screen adaption of “Death on the Nile”. Sold at Christie’s London on 8 December 1993, lot 200.
Condition: Signs of age and weathering as seen in the picture, but wonderful colours remain. An impressive piece.
Description: The mummy-like figure with red painted body and a blue-green wig, wearing a broad collier with red, green and blue decoration. Below a hieroglyph inscription in a white field finishing off at the feet. A separately elaborated crown. Mounted.