Lot 56
  • 56

AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE ROUND-TOPPED STELA, 26TH DYNASTY, REIGN OF APRIES, 589-570 B.C. | An Egyptian Limestone Round-topped Stela

4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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  • stone
  • 30 by 22 cm.
carved in sunk relief with King Apries offering the hieroglyphic symbol for land to Amun, and Mut, the king wearing the royal kilt with bull’s tail and the crown of Upper Egypt, a winged sun-disk flanked by uraei above, the inscriptions including the names of Apries, Amun, and Mut, the three lines of inscription below apparently removed in antiquity.


Nicholas Tano, Cairo
acquired in Cairo in 1925, probably from Nicholas Tano's son Georges Tano and his nephew Phocion Tano, 53 Sh. Ibrahim Pasha
Scottish private collection (Sotheby's, New York, December 15th, 2016, no. 49, illus.)
acquired from the above by the present owner 

Catalogue Note

Affixed to the back of the wood frame are a label printed “N. Tano/Antiquities/Cairo - Egypt” and inscribed “3-99”, and a tattered 1925 (Tano?) invoice with much-faded ink writing.