AN EGYPTIAN WOOD SARCOPHAGUS LID
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AN EGYPTIAN WOOD SARCOPHAGUS LID

LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXV-XXVI, 712-525 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN WOOD SARCOPHAGUS LID
Late Period, Dynasty XXV-XXVI,
712-525 B.C.
Gessoed and painted, the deceased depicted wearing a striped wig, a scarab over the crown of the head, the green face with white and black eyes, wearing a divine beard and a broad collar, a single line of hieroglyphic text along the three sides of the integral base, containing the standard offering formula of bread and beer, oxen and fowl, and alabaster and incense for the spirit of Pa-aset
72 7/16 in. (184 cm) high
Provenance
Belgian Collection, acquired by the current owner in 1998
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