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TEFAF Online New York 2020


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Axel Vervoordt Company is pleased to participate in the inaugural TEFAF Online event, which is set to open to the public from 31 October – 4 November with a VIP Access day on 30 October. Each participant will showcase only a single, exceptional work of art for this event. Axel Vervoordt has selected a monumental head of the ancient Egyptian fertility god Min.

Lifesize sculptures of Min in the round are exceedingly rare. Only a handful of other examples have been documented - all of them located in museums (see image on next page) - covering an immense timeframe between them, from the Predynastic Period (4th millennium BC) to Hadrianic times (r. 117 – 138 AD). The present example is the only documented life-size sculpture of Min on the market today. It has been tentatively dated to the reign of pharaoh Amenhotep III.

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  • © Axel Vervoordt Company - Jan Liégeois
  • © Axel Vervoordt Company - Jan Liégeois