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March 5, 1962, anonymous sale, Sotheby’s, London, lot 49. Albert Stöcker (d. 1987), The Netherlands and France; April 12-13, 1989, Stöcker estate sale, Ader Picard Tajan, Paris, lot 251, sold to Jean-Loup Despras (d. 2001), Galerie Orient-Occident, Paris; sold by Despras to the Galerie Cybele, Paris; 1995, sold by Cybele to Royal Athena Galleries, New York; 2002, sold by Royal-Athena to a private collection; 2008, sold by this private collection back to Royal-Athena Galleries; 2012, sold by Royal-Athena to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 2012)

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Marilyn M. Simpson Fund

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasy 12, reign of Senwosret I, 1971–1926 B.C.


Height: 36.8 cm (14 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World