An Egyptian granite triad relief fragment

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Lot 120
An Egyptian granite triad relief fragment

Sold for £ 7,312 (US$ 9,695) inc. premium

Antiquities

23 Jul 2020, 10:30 BST

London, New Bond Street

An Egyptian granite triad relief fragment
Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, circa 1976-1793 B.C.
The round-topped fragment carved in high relief, with a central male figure wearing a typical kilt tied at the waist, the upper torso nude, flanked on each side by a female wearing a closely-fitted tunic and full wig with Hathoric curls, 18cm diam., 13.7cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    with Galerie Günther Puhze, Freiburg.
    Private collection, Hamburg, acquired from the above in 1984; and thence by descent to the present owner.

    For similar, see a limestone group at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, acc. no. 22.349, and a granodiorite group statue of Ukhhotep II, two of his wives, and his daughter in basalt at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, acc. no. 1973.87. It can be presumed that the present lot depicts three family members, though their exact relationships to each other are unknown due to the lack of identifying inscription. The central position of the male indicates his elevated status over his female relations, and he wears the diagonally-trimmed shoulder-length wig fashionable among high officials of the 12th Dynasty.
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