Lot 6
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An Egyptian Limestone Relief Fragment, 5th/6th Dynasty, 2520-2195 B.C.

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 USD
Sold
18,750 USD
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Description

  • An Egyptian Limestone Relief Fragment
  • Limestone
carved in shallow relief with a man and his wife standing and facing left, her right hand resting on his shoulder, his left hand resting on a staff, the man wearing a kilt, short beard, and rounded wig, the woman a dress with shoulder-straps and long tripartite wig, each face with finely outlined lips and tapering eyebrow, columns of inscription in the field that above the woman reading "his wife whom he loves".

Provenance

Jerome Eisenberg, 44 East 82nd Street, New York, N.Y.
Richard Titelman, Altoona, Pennsylvania, acquired from the above on December 27th, 1969

Literature

Jerome M. Eisenberg, New York, Art of the Ancient World, vol. I, catalogue no. 44, December 19th, 1965, no. 59, illus.
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