Shabti of the sedjem-ash Hesymeref, worker at Deir el-Medineh, Egypt, New Kingdom, end 18th Dynasty, circa 1320 BC. Wood. Height 19 cm. Harmakhis galerie at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015

Provenance: Collection Omar Sultan Pacha, Cairo, early 20th century

Published : Aubert, J.-F., Les statuettes funéraires de la collection Omar Pacha in Chronique d’Egypte 50 (101), 1976, p. 62, n° 283 ; Wiese, A. B., Ägypten. Augenblicke der Ewigkeit, Mainz, 1997, pp. 191-2


Composite head of a worshipper or deity, Sumerian, 2550-2250 BC. Alabaster, lapis lazuli, and brown limestone. Height 10.8 cmHarmakhis galerie at TEFAF 2016 © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015

Provenance: ex. collection Borowski, 1966 ; ex French private collection

Literature: Christie’s, Antiquities, New York, 6 December 2007, lot. 59

Harmakhis galerie (stand 439)Director: Jacques Billen

A graduate in History of Art and Archaeology and Oriental Philology and History of the Université Catholique de Louvain, Jacques Billen is first and foremost a specialist in ancient Egyptian art. Nevertheless, he also offers a nice selection of classical antiques and occasionally from the Middle East. 
In parallel with his career as an antiquities dealer, Jacques Billen is also an expert in Egyptian art. As such, he provides valuable advice for a great number of collectors and institutions around the world, and also participates on various expert committees at several famous international fairs. 

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