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Esoteric Egyptian Yellow Jasper Inlay Portrait Bust of a Royal Figure


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This esoteric piece is a yellow jasper inlay portrait bust of a royal figure that dates to the New Kingdom Period, circa 1550-1070 B.C. This piece is approximately 1.7 inches high, by 1.5 inches wide, by .7 inches thick, and has a flat back and topside. This piece is also made from a yellow jasper type stone, with some black inclusions, and was likely part of a mosaic type composition that completed a striding figure. This portrait bust is also nearly a complete example, as there are defined edges with a flat topside that defines the top edge of the piece, in addition to, the front of the face that has flat finished edges. The face is also sculpted in such a way that the back of the head is thicker than the front of the face, and this would have given the viewer a 3-d effect as it was seen inlayed into a composition. This esoteric piece is also very refined, not only for the reason noted above, but also for the deep recessed eyebrows and eyes that likely was inlayed. The delicate face also appears to be a female, rather than a male image, as the mouth is also delicately rendered with full lips, the nose has a narrow bridge, and the overall face conveys a young royal personage. Another analogous example of nearly the same size, and also made from yellow jasper, is seen in Bonham's Antiquities, London, Oct. 2008, no. 31. (5,000.00-7,000.00 Pounds estimates, 26,400.00 Pounds realized. See attached photo.) The piece offered here is a scarce to rare example of a carved stone inlay portrait bust, as most examples are produced in faience or glass. This piece is also mounted on a custom display stand, and can easily be removed. Ex: Kathe Hartmann collection, Germany, circa 1950's-2000's. (Note: Additional documentation is available to the purchaser, including EU Export and US Customs Import documentation.) I certify that this piece is authentic as to date, culture, and condition: