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AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF FOR HEPY
PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF FOR HEPY

MIDDLE KINGDOM, 11TH-12TH DYNASTY, CIRCA 2000-1800 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF FOR HEPY
MIDDLE KINGDOM, 11TH-12TH DYNASTY, CIRCA 2000-1800 B.C.
Carved in raised relief, depicting a young woman in profile to the right, wearing a sheath dress with straps over her left shoulder, her left breast exposed, a fillet encircling the crown of her head, holding a lily in her left hand raised towards her face, her right arm at her side, holding an ointment jar, a well-stocked offering pile before her, including a deceased duck, a foreleg of beef, a large lettuce, a calf head, a loaf of bread and three ointment cones, all on a tray of reeds, with three wine jars on a table or stand below, a column of hieroglyphs before her in sunk relief, reading: "Hepy, Justified, born of Hepy,” and another in sunk relief behind her, reading: "...for the Ka of the Venerated One, beloved of her father, praised by her mother, venerated with Ptah-Sokar”
12 11/16 in. (32.3 cm.) high
Provenance
Mutiaux collection.
Objets de haute curiosité: art égyptien, art grec – art romain, art du Moyen Age, Drouot, Paris, 9 May 1952, lot 11.
with E. Ascher, Paris, 1950s.
Ian Woodner (1903-1990), New York, acquired prior to 1969.
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Please note the provenance should read:
Mutiaux collection.
Objets de haute curiosité: art égyptien, art grec – art romain, art du Moyen Age, Drouot, Paris, 9 May 1952, lot 11.
with E. Ascher, Paris, 1950s.
Ian Woodner (1903-1990), New York, acquired prior to 1969.

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