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    Sale 12239

    Antiquities

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 6

    AN EGYPTIAN SANDSTONE STELE FOR HORUS AND SOBEK

    LATE PTOLEMAIC PERIOD-ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.

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    AN EGYPTIAN SANDSTONE STELE FOR HORUS AND SOBEK
    LATE PTOLEMAIC PERIOD-ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
    Sculpted in sunken relief, with the Pharaoh wearing the white crown of Upper Egypt, presenting two nw-vases as wine offerings to the falcon-headed Horus wearing the Double crown, and the crocodile-headed Sobek, both holding was-sceptres and ankh-crosses, a winged sun-disc with uraei above
    18 in. (45.7 cm.) high


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    PUBLISHED:
    W. Hornbostel, Kunst der Antike - Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Mainz, 1977, cat. no. 22.

    Provenance

    Probably from Kom Ombo.
    Private collection, Hamburg, acquired prior to 1977; and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Exhibited

    Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Kunst der Antike: Schätze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz, 21 January-6 March 1977.