Lot 24
  • 24

An Egyptian Limestone Votive Relief, 30th Dynasty/ early Ptolemaic Period, circa 380-200 B.C.

30,000 - 50,000 USD
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  • An Egyptian Limestone Votive Relief
  • Limestone
  • Height 8 5/8 in. 21.9 cm.
finely carved in shallow relief with a serpent-headed god striding to right and wearing a short kilt and long tripartite wig. 


Charles Dikran Kelekian (1900-1982), New York
Lester Wolfe (1897-1983), New York, acquired from the above prior to 1975 (Sotheby’s, New York, Antiquities and Islamic Art, Including the Collection of the Late Lester Wolfe, New York, March 1st- 2nd, 1984, no. 164, illus.)
Acquired at the above sale by A. Alfred Taubman

Catalogue Note

The significance of this serpent-headed deity is uncertain, but he may be connected with regeneration, as symbolized by the molting of a snake’s skin.

There is a photograph of the relief in the Kelekian Archive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (File 4, Folder D), “L.Wolfe” penciled on the back.