An Egyptian granite fragment from a statue base

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Lot 188*
An Egyptian granite fragment from a statue base

Sold for £ 32,500 (US$ 40,489) inc. premium

Antiquities

28 Nov 2018, 10:30 GMT

London, New Bond Street

An Egyptian granite fragment from a statue base
Late Period, 26th Dynasty, Reign of Psamtek II, circa 595-589 B.C.
The two sides inscribed with two horizontal rows of text, and a single column of text preserved on the upper surface, with a dedication to: 'a hereditary prince, revered under the god Thoth, the twice great Lord of Hermopolis', who was responsible for the establishment of festival offerings during the reign of Psamtek II, the prenomen of the pharaoh, Neferibre, shown in two part cartouches, 21cm long x 16.5cm wide x 12.5cm high approx.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Private collection, Japan, until 1980.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 12 December 2002, lot 193.
    Private collection.
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An Egyptian granite fragment from a statue base
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