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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 34

    AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED LINEN FRAGMENT

    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 304-30 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED LINEN FRAGMENT
    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 304-30 B.C.
    Preserving a square section with a frieze of crouching deities facing left, including a bearded human-headed figure wearing a tripartite headcloth surmounted by a single plume, holding a was-scepter, and a lion-headed figure wearing a tripartite wig surmounted by a uraeus-fronted solar disk, an inscription above each, identifying Shu, Tefnut and Geb, brightly painted in blue, green, red, yellow and black
    5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1980.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION