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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 21

    AN EGYPTIAN PAPYRUS FRAGMENT

    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XIX, 1307-1196 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN PAPYRUS FRAGMENT
    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XIX, 1307-1196 B.C.
    Preserving the upper portions of a male figure, his bald head in profile to the left, his body frontal, wearing a green broad-collar and a white cloak, his skin red, partially preserving four columns of hieroglyphs, reading, "...God's [Servant] of the House of Amun, Baken-[Mu]t, justified, son of the God's Father of Amen-Re King of the Gods, Harsiese"
    3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    with Harmer Rooke Numismatics, New York, 1978.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A CALIFORNIA COLLECTION