An Egyption wood sarcophagus fragment
Lot 335* W
An Egyptian polychrome painted wood sarcophagus fragment for Iah-ir-dis
Sold for £1,875 (US$ 3,185) inc. premium
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An Egyption wood sarcophagus fragment An Egyption wood sarcophagus fragment An Egyption wood sarcophagus fragment
Lot Details
An Egyptian polychrome painted wood sarcophagus fragment for Iah-ir-dis
Late Dynastic Period, 26th Dynasty, circa 664-525 B.C.
Composed of the leg area of a coffin with profile figures of the four Sons of Horus in a column on either side, the columns of text with funerary offerings specified as 'incense, clothing, unguent, water, (food)-offerings, a goodly burial, and all good things' for the deceased an untitled man called Iah-ir-dis, son of a man called Pen-maiw, and born to a 'Lady of the House called Senbes', with offerings asked of Osiris and a goddess who is 'Great and Divine Mother', probably Isis, 23in (58.5cm) long

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on 03 December 1980.
    Gift of Mr and Mrs Ronald Berger.
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