Tuesday 7 July 2020

"The Ezeldeen Taha Eldarir Collection": Howard Knowes and a White Faced Mummy Case Fragment (2020)

And here's another dealer helping Mr Eldari get rid of his old grandfather's collection:  Howard Nowes Ancient Art ("Art for eternity", East 81st Street, New York, NY 10028):
13667. Egyptian Wood Painted Sarcophagus Mask Late Period, Circa 712 to 300 BC
A carved hardwood mummy masks (sic), painted with a white ground; a partial high crown with a painted red-brown central sun disc, with traces of ocher, red-brown and blue pigment highlights and details, black outlined eyes and brows. Ancient losses to both sides of crown and a few minor imperfections. Size: 11 inches H. + custom mount.
Provenance: Sold to Ezeldeen Taha Eldarir from Salahaddin Sirmali on 5/15/1930.
Original Price: $3,450  Special Price: $2,995
All items are guaranteed authentic as described.
This one is quite an interesting study piece, it shows what a mummy case looks like after grave robbers have wrenched the face off to sell, where are the ancient human remains, were they treated with more respect than the ancient coffin?

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