An Egyptian limestone relief fragment
Lot 356*
An Egyptian limestone fragment
Sold for £3,125 (US$ 5,103) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Egyptian limestone fragment
New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, circa 1250-1200 B.C.
The upper register depicting the figure of Osiris shown seated, attended by a goddess named as 'Hathor, lady of the southern sycamore' with an ankh over her arm and a further ankh and two waj-sceptres below, a horizontal row of text below begins 'made by/for' the remainder illegible, the lower register depicting one standing male adorant named as 'Ia from Heliopolis', behind stands a woman named as 'his mother, Ta...' the remainder illegible, with a third figure, probably a female relative called 'Hy-Hotep', the vertical border text giving 'invocation offerings of bread and beer, ox and fowl, water, wine and milk, everything good and pure on which the god lives for the Ka of the praised one' the name missing, 14 x 8½in (35.6 x 21.6cm), mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    V.P. Obninsky collection, California, acquired in 1969.
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