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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 3

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE OFFERING TABLE FOR SAT-WESERYT

    MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XI-XIV, 2040-1640 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE OFFERING TABLE FOR SAT-WESERYT
    MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XI-XIV, 2040-1640 B.C.
    Square in form, the sides bevelled, with a short square runoff channel projecting from one side, the center of the top hollowed in two levels but for a dome along the edge opposite the channel, perhaps a stylized loaf of bread, inscribed in hieroglyphs, reading, "...subsisting on bread. ...fowl. ...everything good and pure [for the Ka of?] the Venerated One Sat-[weser]yt, [justi]fied," the borders also inscribed, reading, to the right, "A royal offering formula (to) Osiris, Lord of Busiris, Great God, Lord of Abydos, Invocation-offerings of bread and beer, oxen and fowl for the (female) Venerated One with the Great God, Lord of Heaven(?), Sat-weseryt, justified," and to the left, "A royal offering formula (to) Anubis, He Who is Upon his Hill, Who is in the Embalming-place, Lord of the Cemetery, in all of his places, Invocation-offerings of bread and beer, oxen and fowl, for the (female) Venerated One with Re, Sat-weseryt, justified"
    15½ in. (39.3 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Collected by Gustave Jéquier (1868-1946).