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AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF OF AN OFFICIAL
THE PROPERTY OF A SOUTH FLORIDA COLLECTOR
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF OF AN OFFICIAL

MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XI, 2040-1991 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF OF AN OFFICIAL
MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XI, 2040-1991 B.C.
Sculpted in sunk relief, preserving a male in profile to the right seated on a low-back chair, with a lily projecting at the back of the seat, his left arm extending forward, his right resting on his lap holding a bolt of cloth, wearing a short kilt, a broad collar and a smooth wig, his oversized ear exposed, his face with an elongated eye, a gently-sloping nose and a smiling mouth, a monkey on all fours below, a vertical band of hieroglyphs before him, reading: "The God's-Servant("Prophet") Ptah-hotep," framed in a plain band on three sides
9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) high
Provenance
with Charles Ede, London, 1976.

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