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Egypt Tries To Suspend Auction In London

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:47 am    Post subject: Egypt Tries To Suspend Auction In London Reply with quote

" Release: Egyptian Head With Features of King Tutankhamen To Be Offered at Christie’s In July " (Press Center Christie’s, 03.06.2019)
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London – An Egyptian brown quartzite head of Tutankhamen as the God Amen, its features reminiscent of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen, a device used to align the ruling King with deities, will lead The Exceptional Sale in London on 4th July. The head which has been well published and exhibited in the last 30 years, is expected to realise over £4million.

This head was part of a statue of the God Amen, the most important deity of the New Kingdom. The distinctive crown, which would have been surmounted by tall double feathers, is part of the god’s iconography. Over 3000 years old, this exceptional representation of the King (28.5 cm. high) is sold from the Resandro Collection, one of the world’s most renowned private collections of Egyptian art, part of which was sold in 2016 by Christie’s for over £3million. ...


" Egypt tries to stop sale of Tutankhamun statue in London " (The Guardian - Ruth Michaelson, Cairo, 10.06.2019)

" Egypt tries to suspend the auction in London of a bust of Tutankhamun " (International News, 12.06.2019)

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