• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 168

    AN EGYPTIAN BASALT FRAGMENT OF A STATUE FOR THE VIZIER AHMOSE

    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, REIGN OF HATSHEPSUT, CIRCA 1479-1458 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    French private collection, acquired before 1955.