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    Sale 12256

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    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 121

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE STELE FOR WEDJA-REN-ES

    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD TO ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.

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    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE STELE FOR WEDJA-REN-ES
    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD TO ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Sculpted in sunk relief, the lunette with a pt (heaven) sign surmounted by a winged solar disc with pendant uraei, inscribed "the Behdetite" (referring to Horus of Behdet), flanked by two recumbent jackals with an offering stand between them, the register below depicting the deceased standing to the right, facing five deities including Osiris, Haesiesis, Isis, Nephthys and Anubis, the first four gods with identifying hieroglyphic inscriptions, with three rows of text below, the first two and a half in hieroglyphs, the last half line in Demotic reading: “[A Royal] Offering [Formula] to Osiris, Nefer-hotep, the Great God, and the Living One, Lady of...Hut-Sekhem, that they may give invocation-offerings of oxen and fowl, milk and wine and incense, alabaster vessels and clothing , for...the Osiris Wedja-ren-es, ...(?)...Isis(?), Great. . . . give [life?]!," preserving traces of red and yellow pigment below
    16 ¼ in. (41.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Le Corneur et Roudillon, 1961.
    Mr. José Benchimol, acquired in New York prior to 1979; thence by descent.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the first line of provenance for this lot should read: with Le Corneur et Roudillon, 1961.

    Please note this lot was published:
    P. Collombert, Hout-Sekhem et le Septième Nome de Daute-Égypte II: Les Stèles Tardives,”Revue D'Égyptologie, Tome 48, Paris, 1997, pp. 48-50, pl. VII.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A KENTUCKY PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    P. Collombert, Hout-Sekhem et le Septième Nome de Daute-Égypte II: Les Stèles Tardives,” Revue D'Égyptologie, Tome 48, Paris, 1997, pp. 48-50, pl. VII.