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    Sale 12239

    Antiquities

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 109

    AN EGYPTIAN WOOD WRITING TABLET

    ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-5TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN WOOD WRITING TABLET
    ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-5TH CENTURY A.D.
    with traces of wax and script remaining, pierced with three pairs of holes along one edge for attachment
    5 ¼ in. x 4 ¼ in. (13.3 cm. x 10.9 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Thought to have been collected in Egypt 1851-1861.
    Rev. William Frankland Hood (d. 1863 or 1864) collection.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby & Co., London, 11 November 1924, lot 154.
    Ernest Brummer (1891-1964) collection, Paris.
    The Ernest Brummer Collection of Egyptian & Near Eastern Antiquities; Sotheby & Co., London, 16-17 November 1964, lot 119.
    Herbert Bier (1905-1981) collection, England; and thence by descent to the present owner.