Auction house Christie’s is set to be auctioning off 27 Ancient Egyptian artefacts in New York on April 18, their website shows, with some rare pieces on display that include a statue of Sekhem-ankh-Ptah, an ancient Egyptian high official who lived during the Old Kingdom period (2389-2255 B.C.), as well as masks of mummies from the Roman period.
Egypt Independent presents below 10 of the antiquities that will be showcased for a bid in New York at the Rockefeller Center next month.
An Egyptian Granodiorite Sacred Bull (late period, 664-332 B.C.)
An Egyptian limestone statue of Sekhemankhptah (Old Kingdom, 5th Dynasty, Circa 2389-2255 B.C) Estimate Price: USD $1,000,000 – USD $1,500,000
An Egyptian bronze bes (Late period, 664-332 B.C.) Estimate Price: USD $15,000 – USD $20,000
An Egyptian gilt cartonnage mummy mask (Roman period, Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.) Estimate Price: USD $20,000 – USD $30,000
An Egyptian painted wood mummy portrait of a woman (Roman period, Circa 150 A.D.) Estimate Price: USD $30,000 – USD $50,000
An Egyptian monumental red granite head of Pharaoh Nectanebo II (Late period, 30th Dynasty, reign of Nectanebo II, 360-343 B.C.) Estimate Price: USD $600,000 – USD $900,000
An Egyptian mosaic glass inlay plaque with lily and palmette motif ( Roman period, Circa 1st century A.D.) Estimate Price: USD $4,000 – USD $6,000
An Egyptian red glass royal head inlay (New Kingdom, Ramesside period, 19th-20th Dynasty, 1295-1069 B.C.) Estimate Price: USD $15,000 – USD $20,000
An Egyptian Granodiorite female head (Late new kingdom to third intermediate period, 19th-22nd Dynasty, 1307-712 B.C.) Estimate Price: USD $200,000 – USD $300,000
An Egyptian limestone relief fragment (Late old kingdom to middle kingdom, 6th-12th Dynasty, 2345-1773 B.C.) Estimated Price: USD $100,000 – USD $150,000