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6026. Egyptian painted wooden sarcophagus fragment

 
 
 
 
 
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A large, imposing Egyptian polychrome painted anthropoid
wooden sarcophagus fragment with applied gesso, depicting the male deceased
with crimson body, green collar and cream tunic, with one hand held to his
chest, the other outstretched,  seated on
a stool with lattice bracing, possibly with the end of his name in a single
hieroglyph reading, 'Wa' and below, 'Osiris'.

550mm / 22inches



Late Period, after 600 B.C.



From my own collection. Acquired from Bonhams. See last photo for the text.



Provenance: Ex Hans Henningsen collection, Copenhagen,
1950



Price: 2350 GBP

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