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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 39

    AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD SARCOPHAGUS FRAGMENT FOR ANU

    MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XII, 1991-1783 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD SARCOPHAGUS FRAGMENT FOR ANU
    MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XII, 1991-1783 B.C.
    Preserving the foot board, decorated with a central false door centered by a pair of wadjet-eyes, the door with geometric designs painted in red, green, white, blue, black and yellow, framed by two vertical columns of hieroglyphs in sunk relief on either side, the right reading, "Venerated One with Neith, Anu," and the left, "Venerated One with Serqet, Anu," the fragment framed on either side by three vertical columns with geometric designs; preserving traces of painted decoration on the interior
    19¾ in. (50.2 cm.) wide


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    Provenance

    Israeli Private Collection, circa 1981.