Treasures of Egypt and Turkey

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Treasures of Egypt and Turkey1

Quality, rarity and provenance were certainly not lacking in this sarcophagus mask and Iznik jug. Egypt, New Kingdom, 18th-20th dynasty (1550-1069 B.C.E.), wooden sarcophagus mask, ebony and ivory inlays, visible technical parts, tenons, remains of lime and black pigments, 16.9 x 16 cm.Result: €233,280 Estimated to sell for between €20,000 and €30,000, this Egyptian mask from the New Kingdom, which eventually sold for €233,280 after a bidding war that saw it join a foreign collection, demonstrates the extent to which the provenance of a work decisively augments its value. The history of this archaeological artifact can be traced to its acquisition by

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