Lot 8
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An Egyptian Limestone Votive Relief Fragment, late Ptolemaic/early Roman Period, circa 50 B.C./100 A.D.

1,200 - 1,800 USD
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  • An Egyptian Limestone Votive Relief Fragment
  • limestone
  • 6 1/2 x 7 x 2 in. 16.5 x 17.3 x 5.1 cm.
carved in high relief with the god Tutu in the form of a sphinx, striding to right on a serpent, Maat feathers on his paws, the vulture goddess Nekhbet above.


Diniacopoulos Collection, assembled 1910-1932 and 1954
Canadian Private Collection, a portion of the proceeds intended for the benefit of Concordia University, Montreal (Sotheby’s, New York, December 8th, 2000, no. 257 part, illus.)

Catalogue Note

Cf. B.V. Bothmer, Egyptian Sculpture of the Late Period, Brooklyn, 1960, no. 139, for a more complete example. The author writes that “many votive plaques [unlike trial pieces] are provided with means for suspension”, as appears to be the case with the present example.