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Lot 839

Excellent Falcon Head Cartonnage from a Falcon Mummy. Egypt, Late Dynatic-Ptolemaic, c. 400-200 BC. A compelling little portrait piece. The cartonnage maskette of resin impregnated linen wrappings, shaped into the bird form, and painted with extensive black detailing. Piece in very fine condition. Height: 2-5/8", on custom base. An attention-getting cabinet piece! The stylishly painted details make this the best example we've handled in many years.

Cf. Goldberg Auction 35 (April 15, 2006), lot 871, for the type of mummy that would have employed this head piece.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,400.


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