An Egyptian Limestone Relief of Meruka, Prophet of Khufu, late 5th/early 6th Dynasty, circa 2350-2250 B.C. -
CAIRO – 2 July 2018: Sotheby's auction on Sunday vies with Christie's auction on selling Egyptian antiques on the same day and time in London.
Sotheby's auction sells the Egyptian artifacts under the title “Antiquates”, while Christie's auction sells them under “Sculpture and old arts”.
One of the most prominent artifacts exhibited in the Sotheby’s auction is an ancient limestone statue called Nakht-ankh which dates back to 1800 – 1700 BC, with an estimated price of $ 1- 1.5 million.
Sotheby’s auction also exhibited a multicolored mummy mask dating back to 1075 - 1716 BC, with an estimated price £100,000 - £ 150,000.
Also, the auction exhibited an 18th Dynasty limestone statue from the reign of Apries, 589-570 BC, with an estimated value of £ 120,000- 180,000 and a wooden piece of a mummy of a girl from the Roman era, with an estimated value of £60,000 – 90,000.
Furthermore, the auction exhibited many small Pharaonic statues, including a bronze statue of an Egyptian member of the Amon family, dating back to 946 to 600 BC, with an estimated value of £7,000 - £10,000.
An Egyptian Basalt Bust of Tuthmosis III, 18th Dynasty, reign of Tuthmosis III, 1479-1426 B.C. - CC
Christie’s auction offered an Egyptian fossil limestone jar, from the first and second dynasties, dating back to 3000-2650 BC, as well as an Egyptian anorthosite gneiss bowel, from the first and second dynasties, dating back to 3000 – 2650BC.
An Egyptian Fragmentary Black Basalt Head of a Man, 12th Dynasty, period of Amenemhat III, 1818-1772 B.C.- screen shot from Sotheby'a auction website
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