An Egyptian limestone stele
Lot 289W
An Egyptian limestone stele
Sold for £11,250 (US$ 17,657) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Egyptian limestone stele
Middle Kingdom - Third Intermediate Period, 12th-13th Dynasty, circa 1991-1715 B.C.
Round-topped, carved in sunken relief, with Anubis as a couchant jackal on a platform, with three lines of offering text below for 'I Seku, Prospector of the treasury .... son of Tjau and his wife Hetep-hathor', with two registers below, the upper depicting the deceased seated to the left, his mother kneeling on the right, the lower with two standing male figures, 13in (33cm) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    UK private collection.
    John Osmond Snee, acquired before 1940 in the West Country, England.
    Museum of the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 1880s.

    Exhibited:
    City Museum Bristol, 1966.

    Published:
    Amelia Edwards, (1831-1892), MSS. i. 322, circa 1881-88, Griffith Institute, Oxford. The text is mentioned in Edward's notebooks.
    J. Malek, Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings, VIII. Objects of Provenance Not Known, Part 3. Stelae, Oxford, 2007, p. 97.
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