How they managed to get there is anybody’s guess, but they’re selling for quite the pretty penny thanks to Christie’s.
You’d almost think that the folks over at Christie’s have a thing for Egypt; what with their recent sale of vintage timepiece belonging to the late great King Farouk I over in Dubai. Now it seems like they have their sights set on a more ancient set of historical keepsakes; auctioning off an exquisite collection of 27 Ancient Egyptian artefacts, most of which from the Roman period of rule.
The selection at the NYC auction showcases some fine examples of Ancient Egyptian and Roman works of art; featuring an authentic Egyptian limestone statue of Sekhem-ankh-Ptah, a high official who lived sometime in the Old Kingdom period, valued between $1 million and $1.5 million, a Gilt Cartonnage Mummy Mask from the Roman period, estimated to be between $20,000 and $30,000, a monumental red granite head of Nectanebo I - founder of the late 30th dynasty - valued somewhere between $600,000 and $900,000 as well as a variety of genuine mosaic glass inlays ranging anywhere between $4,000 and $12,000.
The collection is available on Christie’s official site for your viewing pleasure, so if you find yourself somewhere in the greater NYC area, and have a few million dollars lying around here or there, consider going over to Christie’s and snagging your own piece of history.