Lot 3
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An Egyptian Limestone Relief Fragment, 19th Dynasty, reign of Ramesses II, 1279-1213 B.C.

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20,000 - 30,000 USD
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Description

  • An Egyptian Limestone Relief Fragment
  • limestone
  • 17 3/4 by 15 in. 45 by 38 cm.
from the lower part of a “royal” stele, carved in sunk relief with a man called Nefer-renpet kneeling with his hands raised in adoration, and wearing a long kilt with voluminous overfold, shirt with full sleeves, and long rounded wig, the inscription identifying him as Nefer-renpet, “Superintendent in the palace of Usermaatre-Setepenre in the estate of Amun” (the throne name of Ramesses II, "the justice of Re is powerful, chosen of Re").

Provenance

European private collection, acquired in Egypt between 1926 and 1936 with the assistance and advice of the collector's friends the Egyptologist Ludwig Borchardt (1863-1938) and the archeologist Ernst Herzfeld (1879-1948)
by descent to the present owners
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