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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 237

    AN EGYPTIAN 'AMARNA' TALATAT PAINTED SANDSTONE RELIEF

    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, REIGN OF AKHENATEN, 1352-1336 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN 'AMARNA' TALATAT PAINTED SANDSTONE RELIEF
    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, REIGN OF AKHENATEN, 1352-1336 B.C.
    Sensitively and dramatically carved with the profile heads of two Asiatic chieftains, their heads bowed in obeisance on the ground, traces of white and pink colour, mounted
    12¾ x 8½ in. (32.5 x 21.5 cm.)


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    The conforming size of this talatat block indicates that it probably came from the Aten temple which Akhenaten built to the east of the Great Temple of Amun at Karnak.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    French private collection, acquired on the Paris art market in the late 1980s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A FRENCH PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Post Lot Text

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