An Egyptian stele fragment
Lot 5
An Egyptian limestone false door fragment
Sold for £11,040 (US$ 18,545) inc. premium
Lot Details
An Egyptian limestone false door fragment
Middle Kingdom, circa 2133-1797 B.C.
The finely-carved main scene depicting a female figure wearing a tripartite wig, dressed in a long close-fitting dress with a broad collar, seated on a chair with lion's legs and paws, holding a lotus to her nose with her left hand, her right arm outstretched towards an offering table in front, filled with bread and meat, a ewer, basin and two water vessels below, two large udjat eyes below, 7¾in (19.7cm) wide, mounted


  • Provenance:
    French private collection, Mademoiselle Garcin, Marseille, 1960s.
    Sold de Ricqlés auctions, Drouot-Montaigne, Paris, 23 April 2001, lot 790.
    With Rupert Wace Ancient Art 2001.
    English private collection 2001-2011.
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