• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 6

    AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER AND LIMESTONE HEADREST

    1ST INTERMEDIATE PERIOD-MIDDLE KINGDOM, CIRCA 2181-1700 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN ALABASTER AND LIMESTONE HEADREST
    1ST INTERMEDIATE PERIOD-MIDDLE KINGDOM, CIRCA 2181-1700 B.C.
    Composed of three separate parts, the base inscribed for the 'Palace priestly official, the revered one before Osiris, Kha-im-Kha', with a fluted alabaster column surmounted by a limestone headrest
    19.5 cm. high


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1960s or early 1970s.