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An Egyptian Anthropoid Upper Coffin Lid, Late Period, ca 664-332 B.C.
Reference No: EW120
An Egyptian Anthropoid Upper Coffin Lid, Late Period, ca 664-332 B.C.
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This finely rendered anthropoid upper coffin lid depicts the deceased wearing a long tripartite wig with a  black scarab in the center of the brow, wearing a long false plaited beard and a broad collar of alternating red and green darts on yellow ground across the chest above a horizontal panel containing four mummiform figures in profile and a line of text that begins a standard offering formula " May a royal offering be given…” .  The face with dark reddish-brown skin tone, large white eyes with round black pupils and cosmetic lines, long black eyebrows, and carved nose and mouth.  Across the face and brow, pigments stained to a faint pink color from oil poured over the deceased.

Condition: Professionally stabilized and conserved with losses to polychrome that do not detract.  Museum quality custom mount.  A fantastic piece!

Dimensions:  height 26.5 inches (67.3 centimeters) width 16.5 inches (42 centimeters)

Provenance: Private California collection acquired from the trade in 1972 and then by descent