An Egyptian limestone stele
Lot 15W
An Egyptian limestone stele
£10,000 - 15,000
US$ 16,000 - 23,000

Lot Details
An Egyptian limestone stele
New Kingdom, 19th-20th Dynasty, circa 1295-1070 B.C.
Carved in two registers, Osiris seated on the left with a goddess behind him, a central offering table, and Anubis on the right side, below on the right hand side the end of a funeral procession with a mummy in its coffin lying under a canopy in a boat-shaped bier, and below two females kneeling facing each other in a gesture of mourning, imitating the mourning of Isis and Nephthys at funerals, another smaller mourning figure kneels in the right corner, to the left, two priests and a smaller standing figure behind, the first priest is making a libation over another heaped offering table, beyond the offering table sits the owner of the stele and his wife, the deceased is called Men with the title for wood worker, his wife's name begins, Re(me)tju..., a female figure stands behind the couple, 20¼in x 17in (52cm x 44cm), mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    French private collection, South of France, formed in the 1960s-1970s.

    It has been suggested that the stele may have been made for a Deir el-Medina workman.
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