Love Lichtenstein? Can’t get enough of Tumblr? On Wed Nov 6 one of Roy Lichtenstein’s late masterpieces, Seductive Girl, will be on view at Tumblr’s headquarters. Christie’s specialist Saara Pritchard will be on hand for a Q+A and we’ll be Livestreaming the event at http://new.livestream.com/tumblr/seductivegirl. Submit your questions for Saara here for a chance to have her answer them live!
AN EGYPTIAN WOOD COFFIN FOR KA-DI(T)-IWN LATE PERIOD, 26TH DYNASTY, 664-525 B.C.
Carved from a single log of imported coniferous wood, coated in black pigment, anthropoid, representing a mummiform figure, on a rectangular integral plinth and a back-pillar, wearing a voluminous tripartite headcloth, revealing the prominent ears, the broad oval face with large almond-shaped eyes, the arching brows merging with the bridge of the nose, the small mouth with full lips, a single column of hieroglyphs along the body, within a rectangular box, reading, in part: “Recitation by kA-di(t)-iwn, Justified: Invocation-offerings…God’s Servant/Prophet(??);” the lid and trough well hollowed.
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