Lot 9
  • 9

An Egyptian Polychrome Limestone Relief Fragment, early 18th Dynasty, circa 1540-1400 B.C.

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8,000 - 12,000 USD
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Description

  • An Egyptian Polychrome Limestone Relief Fragment
  • Limestone
  • 11 7/16 by 13 3/16 in. 29 by 33.5 cm.
carved in shallow relief with two lector priests on the day of a burial, the priest on the left pouring libations of purifying water, the priest on the right standing on the stern of a boat that carried the deceased on the voyage to Abydos.

Provenance

Jean-Loup Despras, Galerie Orient-Occident
Dr. Etienne Hertzog, La Celle-Saint-Cloud, acquired from the above on February 13th, 1960
acquired by the present owner at Drouot, Paris
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