4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 11,875
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
AN EGYPTIAN FRAGMENTARY LIMESTONE OPENWORK RELIEF
ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Likely from the left side of a throne, with a Horus falcon wearing the double crown standing on an altar or pedestal decorated with a pectoral with flanking string ties, a scarab centered within the pendant, a cross above, a vulture to the right with outstretched wings, wearing a pschent-crown, standing on a chalice embellished with a rosette and covered with a folded cloth, a band above with a row of stars, a panel to the right with the shaft of a staff wound with a ribbon or the body of a serpent
7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) wide
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