Lot 9
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An Egyptian Limestone Round-Topped Stela, Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 B.C.

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Description

  • An Egyptian Limestone Round-Topped Stela
  • Limestone
  • 16 5/8 by 8 3/4 in. 42.2 by 22.2 cm.
carved in sunk relief with the figure of the deceased, named Hor, Servant of the god Neferhotep, his hands raised in prayer before Osiris, the Theban Triad, and Anubis, a winged scarab with uraei and figures of Anubis above, a solar barque flanked by figures of Maat and five lines of inscription below.

Provenance

probably Azeez Khayat (1875-1943), Haifa and New York
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, May 8th, 1976, no. 41, illus.

Literature

Philippe Collombert, "Les stèles tardives de Hout-sekhem (Hout-sekhem et le septième nome de Haute-Egypte II)", Revue d' Egyptologie  vol. 48, 1997, p. 43

Catalogue Note

For a closely related example in the British Museum (inv. no. EA 934) see Ph. Collombert, "La divine Oudjarenes (Hout-sekhem et le septième nome de Haute-Egypte I)", Revue d' Egyptologie, vol. 46, 1995, pp. 55-60. Both the present stela and the British Museum one are part of a group of stelae originating from the necropolis of Hout, the capital of the 7th province of Upper Egypt (see Ph. Collombert, op. cit., 1997, pp. 15-70, pl. I-VII). Also see G. Botti and P. Romanelli, Le Sculpture del Museo Gregoriano Egizio, Vatican City, 1951, pl. LVII, 121.
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