29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 7,500
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
AN EGYPTIAN BASALT FRAGMENT OF A STATUE FOR THE VIZIER AHMOSE
NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, REIGN OF HATSHEPSUT, CIRCA 1479-1458 B.C.
Inscribed with three lines of finely carved hieroglyphs reading: "Monthu Lord of Medamud (...) that may give a voice-offering of bread, beer, oxen, birds, clothing, incense, unguent and all things good (...) for the noble and vizier Ahmose, justified"
8¼ x 5½ in. (21 x 14 cm.)
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