Lot 9
  • 9

An Egyptian Limestone Votive Relief Fragment, late Ptolemaic/early Roman Period, circa 50 B.C./100 A.D.

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 USD
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Description

  • An Egyptian Limestone Votive Relief Fragment
  • limestone
  • 6 1/2 x 7 x 2 in. 16.5 x 17.3 x 5.1 cm.
carved in high relief with the god Tutu in the form of a sphinx, striding to right on a serpent, Maat feathers on his paws, the vulture goddess Nekhbet above.

Provenance

Diniacopoulos Collection, assembled 1910-1932 and 1954
Canadian Private Collection, a portion of the proceeds intended for the benefit of Concordia University, Montreal (Sotheby’s, New York, December 8th, 2000, no. 257 part, illus.)

Condition

As shown, note imperfections and surface wear.
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Catalogue Note

Cf.  B.V. Bothmer, Egyptian Sculpture of the Late Period, Brooklyn, 1960, no. 139, for a more complete example. The author writes that “many votive plaques [unlike trial pieces] are provided with means for suspension”, as appears to be the case with the present example.