Lot 5
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An Egyptian Granite Stelophorous Statue, 2nd half of the 18th Dynasty, circa 1400-1292 B.C.

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
Sold
137,000 USD
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Description

  • An Egyptian Granite Stelophorous Statue
holding a stela before him with his raised hands facing forward to adore the rising sun, and wearing a kilt and wide wig with echeloned curls in front, the folds of his ample belly indicated, two columns of inscription on the front of the stela "adoring, Re at his rising..." and on the back pillar, the two cartouches on top of the stela referring to the deified rulers King Amenhotep I and Queen Ahmes-Nefertari, the god Re-Harakhty in the solar barque on the front of the stela between his hands.

Provenance

Galerie des Saints Pères, Paris, by November 1982
acquired by the present owner from the above on September 8th, 1984

Catalogue Note

For another 18th Dynasty statue in the same attitude see the limestone figure of Nebiri in the British Museum, inv. no. EA 48033 (I.E.S. Edwards, Hieroglyphic Texts from Egyptian Stelae etc. The British Museum, vol. VIII, London, 1909, pp. 36-37, no. 48033, pl. XXXI; http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=158583&partId=1&searchText=48033&page=1). On the posthumous cult of Queen Ahmes-Nefertari in particular see M. Gitton, L'épouse du dieu, Ahmes Néfertary: Documents sur sa vie et son culte posthume, Paris, 1981.
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