• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 99

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE INSCRIBED FUNERARY STELE

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE INSCRIBED FUNERARY STELE
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D.
    With scene of the offrant Na-Bastet, daughter of Wenher, before a table of offerings, worshipping the seated god Osiris and his sister-wife Isis, below 9 lines of a demotic inscription, traces of original colour remaining
    10¾ x 6 in. (27.4 x 15.2 cm.), 2½ in. (6.3 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    Tell el-Maskoutah; discovered by the Chief Engineer, Felix Paponot, when excavating the Ismailiah canal, near Cairo, circa 1874-1877.
    French private collection.