An ancient Egyptian sculptural fragment, estimated $4000-6000 at Thomaston Place.

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According to a letter dated 1919 included with the lot, the 5in (12cm) pink granite carving was collected by photographer, author and adventurer Sigmund Krausz in 1899 at the entrance to the Luxor temple.

It was purportedly from one of the colossal statues of Ramses II (1279-1213BC).

Krausz wrote a record of his time in Asia Minor, Egypt and India, Towards the Rising Sun, a Story of Travel & Adventure, published by Laird & Lee in Chicago, 1903.

The Ramses toe has an estimate of $4000-6000.