A large and impressive gilt-bronze and Bleu Turquin marble overmantel framed panel Late 19th/ early
Lot 27
A large and impressive Egyptianising gilt-bronze and Bleu Turquin marble framed wall panel Late 19th/ early 20th Century
Sold for £7,200 (US$ 11,660) inc. premium

Lot Details
A large and impressive gilt-bronze and Bleu Turquin marble overmantel framed panel Late 19th/ early
A large and impressive Egyptianising gilt-bronze and Bleu Turquin marble framed wall panel
Late 19th/ early 20th Century
The rectangular panel with fluted surround flanked by square paterae, centred by an octagonal frame with Bleu Turquin marble background mounted with Egyptian figures and scales depicting the God Anubis weighing the heart of the scribe Ani, surmounted by a pair of vultures in the field, flanked by lotus and papyrus flowers to each side, above panels of swimming fish and a snake, centred to the lower part by a further vulture with spreading wings, 75½in wide, 64½in high (193 x 164cm).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    By repute, presented to the Royal College of Physicians in the 1920’s.


    The scene is copied from a section of the scribe Ani's Book of the Dead, papyrus of the nineteenth Dynasty in the British Museum. It illustrates chapter 125 and is known as the Vignette of the Weighing of the Heart of the scribe Ani. It depicts Anubis, the jackal-headed God weighing the heart (in the jar on the left) of the deceased in a balance to see if he is worthy of entering the Field of Reeds (afterlife).
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