Lot 9
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A LIMESTONE RELIEF FRAGMENT , LATE 11TH/EARLY 12TH DYNASTY, REIGN OF MENTUHOTEP II/SESOSTRIS I, CIRCA 1957-1875 B.C.

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150,000 - 250,000 USD
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Description

  • A LIMESTONE RELIEF FRAGMENT

carved in sunk relief with the head of a king, perhaps Mentuhotep III, or god facing left and wearing a broad beaded collar, slightly flaring beard, and the Crown of Upper and Lower Egypt, his powerful face with contoured lips rounded at the corners, straight nose, large almond-shaped eye, and long contoured eyebrows and cosmetic lines.

Provenance

Alphonse Kann, Saint-Germain-en-Laye (American Art Association, New York, The Alphonse Kann Collection, Part I: Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Persian, Moyen Age and Renaissance Works of Art, January 6-7, 1927, No. 29, illus., as from Thebes)

Literature

The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, An Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture added to the Permanent Collections of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy through the Generosity of the late Colonel Charles Clifton, Buffalo, 1928, Cat. No. 6, illus. p. 13
Academy Notes, September 1931, p. 27, illus. p. 46
Blue Book of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1931, pp. 56 and 62
Andrew C. Ritchie, ed., Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. Catalogue of the Paintings and Sculpture in the Permanent Collection, Buffalo, 1949, p. 212, No. 226
Steven A. Nash, with Katy Kline, Charlotta Kotik and Emese Wood, Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Painting and Sculpture from Antiquity to 1942, New York, 1979, p. 70 (illustrated)
Earl L. Ertman, "Documentation of Minor Collections in the United States," in W.F. Reineke, ed., Acts. First International Congress of Egyptology, Cairo, October 2-12, 1976 (Schriften zur Geschichte und Kultur des alten Orients, Vol. 14), Berlin, 1979, pp. 210-212
Jaromir Malek, Diana Magee, and Elizabeth Miles, Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings, Oxford, No. 804-029-120

Catalogue Note

Cf. Dietrich Wildung, Sesostris und Amenemhet: Ägypten im Mittleren Reich, Munich, 1984, fig. 47.

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