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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 14

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF

    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII-XX, 1550-1070 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF
    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII-XX, 1550-1070 B.C.
    Sculpted in sunk relief with two enthroned deities in profile to the left, each holding a scepter, that of the figure to the left with a jackal-headed finial, each wearing a striated wig and a long divine beard, the figure to the right surmounted by a modius, with an identifying inscription above the figure to the left reading, "Geb" followed by "Great gods who rest," the inscription above the figure to the right now illegible
    14 in. (25.6 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Archaeologia Gallery, Montreal, 1981.
    North American Private Collection.