Rupert Wace Ancient Art Ltd (stand 421)
Egyptian bronze horus falcon
Late Dynastic Period. 26th Dynasty, 664-525 BC
The handsome bird is depicted standing proudly with wings crossed over the tail, the feathers and other details, including two tear-shaped ornaments suspended by a cord on the breast, carefully engraved. The head with sharp beak and large round eyes flanked by crescentic markings. A large rectangular aperture beneath and the remains of a tang at the tip of the tail for attachment to a separate base.
Height: 15.5 cm Length: 18 cm
Collection of Alexander and Elisabeth Lewyt, acquired from Galerie Maspero, Paris, April 24th 1967.
The Lewyts were important patrons of early modern art forming one of the most celebrated collections of late 19th and early 20th century European art. This fine example of its type would clearly have fitted well with their important works by Gauguin, Degas, Renoir and Cezanne. Alexander Lewyt (1908-1988) invented among many things the clip-on bow tie, a popcorn popper and his eponymous vacuum cleaner.
Egyptian wood mask
New Kingdom. 18th Dynasty, 1540-1295 BC
Height: 14 cm
Private collection, Grenoble acquired 1955
Roman bronze arm
Length: 43 cm
C. 1st - 2nd century AD
Private collection Germany, acquired late 1970s
Pseudo-Corinthian bronze helmet
Of one piece, the helmet with contoured crown and everted rear flange. Brows and false eyes recessed for inlays (now missing), the nose and row of curling locks of hair moulded in relief. A plate riveted to the crown and two to the sides for attachment of plume and crest holders.
Height: 19 cm
Greek. 5th century BC
Axel Guttman Collection, Berlin acquired Paris, 1990; Sold Christie's South Kensington 28th April 2004; Giltsoff collection, Spain, acquired 2005
A group of three neolitihic stone tools found in Aamsven, The Netherlands
Dagger. Length: 18.2 cm Axe. Length: 14.5 cm Arrow head. Length: 4.5 cm
Neolithic Period, c. 3rd millenium BC
Found in Aamsven, The Netherlands in October 1958 by David Bakker.
Private collection of David Bakker and thence by descent to his great grandson Ben Edelenbos; Private collection, The Netherlands acquired from Mr Edelenbos in 2012
An Egyptian painted wood panel from the sarcophagus of Hathorhotep
Dimensions: 197 x 55.5 cm
Middle Kingdom. 12th Dynasty
This striking piece of Egyptian art comes from the collection of Pasha Sayyid Khashaba and is believed to be from the Middle Kingdom cemetery at Meir, Upper Egypt on the West Bank of the Nile. Sayyid Khashaba, a wealthy merchant, was granted the excavation concession to this site by the Egyptian government in 1910. Sometime prior to 1977 the heirs of the Pasha sold it to the Swiss collector, Mr A Thommen in whose collection it remained until recently.
Figure of a Seated Cat
Height 12.1 cm
Egypt, 21st-26th Dynasty, 1075-525 BC
Private collection, Europe, early 1950s and thence by descent; Private collection, UK, acquired in 2002
Inlay head in the form of Dionysos
Height 18 cm
Roman, 2nd century AD
Private collection France, acquired prior to 1960
About the exhibitor
Ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Near Eastern Antiquities
Rupert Wace has been dealing in Antiquities for over 35 years. The gallery specialises in Egyptian, Classical, Near Eastern and European works of art from Prehistoric times up until the end of the first millenium A.D. Now located in the historic heart of the art world in CrownPassage St James's, London. The gallery´s opening hours are Monday to Friday, 10 am until 5 pm, or at other times by appointment.
Our clients include major international collectors as well as Museums such as The British Museum, London; the Louvre, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Antiken Museum, Basel. We regularly exhibit at the Winter Antiques Show, New York; TEFAF, Maastricht; Masterpiece, London and Frieze Masters, London.