|Ca. 700-300 B.C.|
Fine gesso and painted wood, pharaonic burial sarcophagus with overall black ground having red-brown tone face with black and white details, multicolor striped, tripartite wig and wide, intricate aegis floral collar, with falcon headed terminals. The body painted with funerary subjects including the four Sons of Ra, the Goddess Nut, a wedjat-eye above Nut’s wings, the ram of Khnum, and figures of Anubis. Large vertical glyph band displayed on front, containing verses from the Book of the Dead, painted in multicolors. Reverse with the sky goddess Nut outstretching her winged arms.
Some normal scattered paint losses, otherwise overall excellent condition. A nice example.
|Accompanied by permanent European passport, #062372.|
|Provenance: Paris collectionEx. private Texas collection.|
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121 Mount Vernon, Boston, MA 02108 USA
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