An Egyptian limestone funerary stele fragment
Lot 28
An Egyptian limestone funerary stele fragment
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,400 - 5,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
An Egyptian limestone funerary stele fragment
Late Period, circa 664-332 B.C.
Of the top right hand corner, carved with a well stocked offering table in the centre, the ibis-headed god Thoth on the right facing left, and the remains of seated Osiris on the left, the text names him with various epithets and asking for offerings, and refers to Thoth 'I am Thoth Lord of Ashmunein, true of voice', behind Thoth stands the figure of the female owner of the stela named as, 'the Lady of the House Ta-bakht-Khonsu, daughter of a like-named woman and a priest of the temple of Amun called Padiamun', with an outstretched vulture wing above and a central sun disc with uraei, 9in. (22.8cm.) high

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  • Provenance:
    Property of a private individual acquired by his father whilst in Egypt during World War II.
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