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Live Auction

Day 1: Decorative Arts of the World

Tue, Jul 27, 2021 11:00AM EDT
Lot 70

Carved Wooden Egyptian Bust Amarna Style

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $20
$500 $50
$2,000 $100
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$1,000,000 $50,000
$10,000,000 $1,000,000
Carved wooden figural sculpture of an Egyptian bust, decorated with pigment and gold leaf. This wooden bust is rendered in the Amarna style. Mounted on a wooden stand. This piece is stylistically similar to that of the carved wooden head of a harpist that was in the collection at the Louvre, which was acquired in Cairo in 1932. In 1986, the head of the harpist was determined to be a forgery. The wood was determined to be of a type native to India and Southeast Asia and a carbon-14 dating test determined that the wood was not ancient. (With Stand) Height: 11 in x width: 5 3/8 in x depth: 4 3/4 in.

Condition

Holes to the forehead, back of the neck, and base of the neck. Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email condition@revereauctions.com with any condition questions.