An Egyptian fragmentary polychrome painted papyrus sheet

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Lot 177*
An Egyptian fragmentary polychrome painted papyrus sheet

Sold for £ 14,400 (US$ 17,466) inc. premium

Antiquities

26 Apr 2007, 10:30 BST

London, New Bond Street

An Egyptian fragmentary polychrome painted papyrus sheet
New Kingdom, circa 1550-1070 B.C.
From the Book of the Dead, the full length vignette depicting Osiris seated on a throne, in profile to the left, wearing the White Crown of Upper Egypt, a false beard and a Broad Collar, holding a crook, flail and was sceptre, with hieroglyphic epithets inscribed in black, "ruler of eternity, Lord of the west", and in colour reading, "Osiris foremost of the westerners, lord of Busiris", with a heaped offering table infront, with shallots, round and oval loaves, a goose, an ox head and grapes or olives in baskets, 9 x 13in (23 x 33cm), parts incorrectly placed, damaged, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Ex Leighton Wilkie Collection. Accompanied by a copy of a photograph of the piece on exhibition at the Wilkie Brothers Institute, stamped Aug 27, '69.
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