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Brikwurks
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 1:18 pm    Post subject: Need Help Reply with quote

I acquired some artifacts that I'v been trying to research. The mummy mask was given stamp of approval by Sotheby's supposed expert but she seemed to think the wooden figure was wrong stylistically because of skirt, size etc. aprox. 16" tall, feet have old repair not sandal straps, I'm a total novice so need someones expert opinion or point me in right direction. Thanks, Kelly[img]http://s635.photobucket.com/albums/uu76/brikwurks/?action=view&current=0[/img]
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Brikwurks
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I screwed up my pic link, hope this works:
[img]http://s635.photobucket.com/albums/uu76/brikwurks[/img]
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Psusennes I
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The second object looks like a wooden (?) ka statute, which I'd date tentatively to the Middle Kingdom based on the box-skirt and rounded haircut. It's difficult to tell whether the object is a fake or simply shoddily made though - the figure seems poorly proportioned (the head and hair are too large, the waistline is too low, and the facial features are poorly arranged), the skirt angle seems odd, and the feet are too small and not in the traditional 'striding' position. I'd err on the side of caution, and conclude that even if real, the object is a terrible example of Middle Kingdom sculpture.

These other, similar objects might help you make up your mind:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7e/Ka_statue_of_man_of_rank_1_REM.JPG

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d9/Ka_statue_of_man_of_rank_2_REM.JPG
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Brikwurks
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Psussennes for your help, this piece was acquired at turn of the century along with mask, were they counterfeiting this stuff then, how else would you go about authticating piece. Kelly
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