Lot 9
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A Fragmentary Egyptian Limestone Figure of the Priestess Tagerem, Ptolemaic Period, reign of Ptolemy I/Ptolemy II, 304-256 B.C.

25,000 - 35,000 USD
50,000 USD
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  • A Fragmentary Egyptian Limestone Figure of the Priestess Tagerem
standing on a rectangular base, and wearing a long close-fitting dress, her hands held at her sides, the hands and feet with finely carved detail, the back pillar engraved in sunk relief with columns of inscription, including a mention of the city of Sakhebu, the base with vertical incisions.


from Sakhebu (present day Zat el-Kom), in the southwestern Nile delta
private collection, Paris, acquired prior to 1970


Jean Yoyotte, 'Encore Sakhebou', Kêmi, vol. 15, 1959, pp. 75-79
Jozef Janssen, Annual Egyptological Bibliography, Leiden, 1959, p. 214, no. 59657
Sabine Albersmeier, Untersuchungen zu den Frauenstatuen des Ptolemäischen Ägypten, Mainz am Rhein, 2002, no. 158, p. 386

Catalogue Note

An old inventory number painted in ink on the break reads 'No. 2240.'

For a related example from the Serapeion at Saqqara see G. Andreu, M.-H. Rutschowscaya, and Chr. Ziegler, Ancient Egypt at the Louvre, Paris, 1997, pp. 70-71 (Susan Walker and Peter Higgs, eds., Cleopatra of Egypt, from History to Myth, London, 2000, pp. 71-72).