• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 87

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE 'AMARNA' RELIEF FRAGMENT

    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, CIRCA 1353-1335 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE 'AMARNA' RELIEF FRAGMENT
    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, CIRCA 1353-1335 B.C.
    Depicting three boatmen kneeling in short kilts, long oars clasped in both hands, central figure with head turned back, mounted
    5¾ x 4¼ in. (14.5 x 10.8 cm.)


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    Cf. J. D. Cooney, Amarna Reliefs from Hermopolis in American Collections, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, 1965, pp. 82-85, no. 51 for similar boatmen.

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Galerie Fischer, Luzern, Switzerland, June 1966.