An Egyptian wood panel
Lot 52
An Egyptian gesso-painted wood coffin panel
Sold for £3,000 (US$ 5,042) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An Egyptian gesso-painted wood coffin panel
Late Period, circa 664-332 B.C.
With sixteen vertical rows of hieroglyphs in black on a mustard yellow ground inscribed with the name of the owner (or father) 'Ankhkhonsu' with a long protective funerary text spoken by Qebehsennef, one of the Four Sons of Horus and protector of embalmed internal organs, the address offers the deceased the same protection given to Osiris, including the overthrowing of his enemies, 24½in x 4½in (62cm x 12cm), mounted

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  • Provenance:
    Paris art market, 1950s-1960s.
    Mouseîon Antiques Trading, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, accompanied by a copy of a certificate of authenticity, dated 2008.
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