Egyptian Peridotite Head of a Priest

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Sculpted in idealizing style, with a high domed forehead and shaven egg-shaped skull, his face with narrow almond-shaped eyes, the modelled brows gently arching above, with prominent cheek bones, and rounded thick lips pursed into a slight smile

 

Ptolemaic Period, circa 332-30 BC

ht: 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm.)

Collection Resandro, Munich. 

Collection Arthur Sambon (1867­1947), Paris. 

With Ernest Brummer (1891­ 1964), Paris. 

With Spink & Son, and Galerie Koller, Zurich, 1979. 

With U.K. permanent export license. 

 

#5429

 

Exhibited: 

BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) 

Antiquarium Ltd. with Salon 94; Frieze Masters, London (5-8 October 2017) (2017) 

 

 

Published: 

Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVI (New York, 2017) p. 17

I. Grimm-Stadelmann (ed.); Aesthetic Glimpses, Masterpieces of Ancient Egyptian Art, The Resandro Collection (Munich, 2012) p. 97, no. R360

Galerie Koller Zurich; The Ernest Brummer collection (Zurich, 10.16-19.1979) pp.59-60, no.526

 

 

 

Comparanda:

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien; Corpus antiquitatum Aegyptiacarum. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien (CAA) (Mainz, 1987-) Lief. 11, Statuen der 30 Dynastie und der Ptolemaisch-Romischen Epoche;  no. AS 18

 

Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid  acc. no. 1973/58/EG/1