Sotheby's Auction Catalog, March 1 & 2 1984, Sale #5145
Antiquities and Islamic Art Including the colleciton of the Late Lester Wolfe
Sotheby Parke Bernet
March 1 and 2, 1984
Sale # 5145
Limestone pair statue of Qar and Khentyses
Marble portrait head of faustina
Egyptian head of Sekhmet
Black figure amphora attributed to the circle of Exekias
Lester Wolfe was the president of William J. Rountree Company, steamship agent and broker. He was the inventor of instruments that aided American armed forces in World War II
He created the Sono-buoy, a radio device that helped find enemy submarines, and the Radiation Fuel Quantity Guage, which was used in place of a fuel guage in American fighter planes.
He was born in Chelsea, Mass., and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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