Egyptian Head of a Woman, Hellenistic Period, 250-200BC
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1184217
Ostracon Ancient Art
Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
Gallery by appointment
Serene female head with finely modeled facial features. The elongated head shows a prominent nose, fleshy lips and a round chin. The heavy lids narrow her eyes to slits. The free-modeled hairdo is parted at center and topped by a crown.
The head orientates on Hellenistic types and is most likely from Egypt.
For a related head cf. lot no. 1186 in: Wolfgang Schürmann. Katalog der antiken Terrakotten im Badischen Landesmuseum Karlsruhe. Göteborg 1989.
Egypt, Hellenistic Period, 2nd half 3rd century BC
H. 6.1 cm (2.4 in)
H. with stand 15.3 cm (6 in)
Broken below the chin. Bridge of the nose and chin with minor wear. Some crazes at rear. The head was taken from two molds and extensively reworked with the modeling stick. Fingerprint on the forehead.
Swiss public auction (data will be provided to the buyer)
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed