9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 18,750
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
AN EGYPTIAN LINEN MUMMY SHROUD
LATE NEW KINGDOM TO THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XIX-XXII, 1307-712 B.C.
Painted in brownish-red and black, in two registers, the upper with a man, top right, sowing seeds from a basket slung over his left arm, with three birds hovering to snatch some seeds, followed by a man steering an ox-drawn plow, both men captioned with partially-preserved columns of hieroglyphic text, reading tentatively (in part): "Lord of making offerings(??);" "I have made the appearance as the lords;" "May you give every man your arms(?);" "There isn't a pigeon who is lifted up(?)," the lower register with a date palm and two birds, one with spread wings
40 in. (101.6 cm.) wide
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Estate of Michel Abemayor, New York; Sotheby's, New York, 11 December 1976, lot 313.
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