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    Sale 7659


    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 94


    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XX, 1186-1069 B.C.

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    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XX, 1186-1069 B.C.
    Depicting part of a funeral scene from the tomb of Hori, painted on mud brick in red, white, orange-red, blue, green and cream, on a light grey ground, with three shaven-headed mourning male figures facing left, their hands raised, one wearing a finely pleated garment, another a plain white garment, the third with naked torso, their flesh outlined in red, eyebrows and eyes outlined in black with additional white to eyes, mounted
    8 3/8 x 5 in. (21.2 x 12.7 cm.)

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    M. Werbrouck, Les Pleureuses dans L'Égypte Ancienne, Brussels, 1938, pp. 60-61, fig. 37.
    B. Porter and R.L.B. Moss, Topographical Bibliography, I, The Theban Necropolis, part 1, Oxford, 1970, p. 343, no. 259.

    Cf. Werbrouck, op. cit. which shows the complete scene in a line drawing. This fragment comes from the extreme right, whilst a fragment on the left, showing a lector priest and part of a mourning man, is now in the Civiche Raccolte Archeologiche e Numismatiche, Milan, (no. E 999.01.01), reproduced in F. Tiradritti (ed.), Sesh, Milan, 1999, p. 150.

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    From the tomb of Hori, wa'b-priest, Scribe of all the monuments of the estate of Amun, Head of the outline-draughtsmen in the House of Gold of the estate of Amun, (tomb no. 259) at Sheikh 'Abd el-Qurna, Thebes, north of the Ramesseum.

    Formerly in a French private collection, acquired in the 1960s.

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