4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 43,750
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
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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Israeli Private Collection, circa 1981.