An Egyptian Limestone Female Fragment

Most likely from a dyad sculpture, wearing a diaphonous pleated gown with diagonal fringed edge and a broad collar, her long full plaited wig divided by her shoulders and bound with a diadem, her right arm held out to the side, set against a broad back pillar.
circa 1390 – 1213 B.C. (New Kingdom, Late 18th – 19th Dynasty)
Measurements: 7 inches High (17.8 cm.)
Condition: Fragmentary from a larger statue, some restoration to face. Mounted on removable base stand.
Provenance: New York private collection, 2008; Bonhams, London, May 2008; Property from an Australian Private collector, who began collecting in the 1940s whilst in the merchant navy, he ceased collecting in the 1970s when he retired from the navy due to ill health, the objects passed thence by descent to his son.

 

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