An Egyptian limestone relief fragment
Lot 285
An Egyptian limestone relief fragment
Sold for £7,250 (US$ 12,185) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
An Egyptian limestone relief fragment
Old Kingdom, 5th-6th Dynasty, circa 2494-2181 B.C.
With two central columns of carved raised hieroglyphs and the remnants of two adjacent columns on either side, with some black paint remaining, the central left hand column describing a figure facing right, now missing, but most likely the wife of the tomb owner, 'his wife [his] beloved', the right hand column describing a figure facing left now missing, but most likely the tomb owner, 'seal-bearer of the King of Lower Egypt, [sole] companion', 13 x 9¾in (33 x 25cm), mounted

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  • Provenance:
    English private collection.
    Bonhams London, 26 Oct 2007, lot 14.
    European collection, acquired in the 1980s.
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