Egyptian Painted Limestone Female Bust
An ancient Egyptian painted limestone female bust, the figure wears a high plaited wig drawn behind her prominent ears. Her fine linen garment is visible at the shoulder.
Late Dynastic Period.
Published: J. Malek, et al., Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings, vol. 8, part 2, Oxford, 1999, no. 801-809-290.
Formerly with Munzen und Medaillen, Basel, Switzerland, April 28, 1972, lot 121; with Royal Athena Galleries, New York, 1984 (Art of the Ancient World, 1985, vol. IV, no. 421); New York private collection, 1986; New Jersey private collection, gifted from the above, late 1980s.