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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 6

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF

    OLD KINGDOM, DYNASTY VI, 2323-2150 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF
    OLD KINGDOM, DYNASTY VI, 2323-2150 B.C.
    Carved in sunk relief, preserving six columns of hieroglyphs with an official's autobiography, reading, "(I) brought Byblos-ships, acquiring ships and [scouts/interpreters?]...gold, sacred oil and every good product desired/beloved of His Ka...One gave me gold necklaces. I went down to Byblos in...there in peace/safely. Never had the like been done by any expedition-leader [whom His Majesty had sent]...Venerated One with the Great God, Lord of the West, the Sole Companion, Rudj...myriads/100,000 of products of the foreign lands for his god...," the left and right columns not preserved to their entire widths
    19¾ in. (50.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Swiss Private Collection, 1970s.