• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 368

    AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED CARTONNAGE FRAGMENT

    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD,CIRCA 4TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED CARTONNAGE FRAGMENT
    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD,CIRCA 4TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    With the deceased lying on a lion-headed bier, Ba-birds and a winged scarab with solar disc above, vertical column of hieroglyphs at the centre asking for a goodly burial "for the lady of the House Tjemesh, daughter of the scribe Pasherpe", framed and glazed
    13½ in. (34.2 cm.) high


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    Old ink inscribed label on back reading "...Presented to Rev. C E Tisdall by Sir Wm Howard Russell. (war correspondent)...".

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    English private collection, acquired by the father of the present owner in the 1950s-60s.