• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 167

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE BLOCK STATUE FRAGMENT FOR THE CONTROLLER OF THE WORKSHOP OF AMUN, PAREHENNI

    THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, 1069-664 B.C.

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    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE BLOCK STATUE FRAGMENT FOR THE CONTROLLER OF THE WORKSHOP OF AMUN, PAREHENNI
    THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, 1069-664 B.C.
    His body enveloped in a long-sleeved garment, arms crossed over his bent knees, wearing bag wig and short beard, inscribed with seven horizontal lines of hieroglyphs reading: "A royal offering to Amen-Re, Lord of the Thrones of the two-Lands (and to) Osiris, Lord of Busiris, the Great God, Lord of Abydos, that they may give an invocation of offerings of bread, beer, cattle and fowl and all things good and pure for the god to live, for the ka of the controller of the workshop of Amun, Parehenni, justified, born from the Lady of the House Ta-ky..."
    10¼ in. (24 cm.) high


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    See also lots 153, 154, 252, 255, 302, 306, 336, 346 and 364.

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    Provenance

    Reputedly found in Medinet Habu, Egypt, in the 1930s.
    Formerly in the collection of the German archaeologist and architect Udo Schwalm (1905-1994), formed between the 1930s and the 1970s.