An Egyptian limestone relief fragment
Lot 286W
An Egyptian limestone relief fragment
£3,000 - 4,000
US$ 4,700 - 6,300

Lot Details
An Egyptian limestone relief fragment
Old Kingdom, 5th-6th Dynasty, circa 2494-2181 B.C.
With the remains of an offering list carved in raised relief, with polychrome paint remaining, the upper register with the remains of two kneeling figures, the 'offerants', the narrow row below indicating that where preserved, two of each commodity is being offered, the lower row with the tops of three columns naming the offerings from the left, 'pancreas, shank, rib and roast meat', 13¼in (33.7cm) long, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    English private collection.
    Bonhams London, 26 Oct 2007, lot 13.
    European collection, acquired in the 1980s.
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