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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 165

    A GRAECO-EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE FUNERARY STELE

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A GRAECO-EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE FUNERARY STELE
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    With a scene in sunken relief showing the deceased standing with arms raised in prayer, two jackals seated at his feet, one to each side, a two-line Greek inscription carved beneath the groundline, mounted
    10 in. (25.5 cm.) high


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    The above stele would have been made for a Greek resident of Egypt. The jackals, representative of the god Anubis, recall earlier Egyptian tradition. For a similar example, cf. Late Egyptian and Coptic Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York, 1943, p. 17, pl. 12.

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    Provenance

    Formerly in a French private collection, 1970s.