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RED JASPER EGYPTIAN PORTRAIT BUST OF AN OFFICIAL OR PRIEST

Traces of an inscription on the back pillar, the statue would have been a temple dedication. The use of such a large piece of so rare and valuable a material indicates the gentleman was of some importance.

 

Early Late Period, Dynasty XXVI, ca. 664–525 BC

No repair or restoration, 15 x 10 x 8.5 cm (5 7/8 x 4 x 3 3/8")

Thence, German private collection, Hoffmann, 1935–1994.

Thence, German private collection, K. Fischer, with invoice dated April 1994.

 

(#Eg5519st)

 

Exhibited: 

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

At the Court of the Pharaoh

Palacio del Arte, Palma, Spain  (2002) 

 

 

Published: 

Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVIII (London, 2019) p.13

Thiem, Andrea-Christina; Am Hofe Des Pharao (Busolengo, 2002) 117, 123

Les Cahiers de Science & Vie  (2002) 84

 

Comparanda:

The British Museum  reg. no. 1982,0515.1