Lot 25: MAHMOUD MOKHTAR | Al Amira (The Princess)
October 20, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Condition:This work is in good condition. Three very faint scratches to the central axis of the body, with two additional abrasions. The scratches in particular to the chest - the minor nicks at the abdomen, probably naturally occurring inclusions. There is naturally occurring veining to the marble to the lower left side of the statue. Minor dirt, minor chips and abrasions to the sides and corners of the baseColours:The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate. The illustration fails to convey the marble grain of the sculpture.
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Collection of the Family of Osman Pacha Moharram (acquired directly from the artist in the 1930s)
Thence by descent
Acquired directly from the above by the current owner in 2015
Dimensions: height 38cm.; 15in.
Exhibited: Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Mokhtar, March 1930 (another version exhibited)
Literature: Badr Eldin Abou Ghazi, The Sculptor: Mokhtar, Cairo, 1964, n.p., another version illustrated