AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE GROUP STATUE FOR MEHERNEFER AND HIS SON
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE GROUP STATUE FOR MEHERNEFER AND HIS SON
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE GROUP STATUE FOR MEHERNEFER AND HIS SON
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A ROYAL GIFT: THE HOVINGHAM HALL EGYPTIAN STATUE
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE GROUP STATUE FOR MEHERNEFER AND HIS SON

OLD KINGDOM, MID-LATE 5TH DYNASTY, CIRCA 2400-2300 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE GROUP STATUE FOR MEHERNEFER AND HIS SON
OLD KINGDOM, MID-LATE 5TH DYNASTY, CIRCA 2400-2300 B.C.
25 3⁄8 in. (64.5 cm.) high
Provenance
Sir James Porter (1710-1786), Ambassador to the Sublime Porte of the Ottoman Empire between 1746-1762, Constantinople, by whom presented to the following.
George III King of England (1738-1820), by whom given to the following.
Thomas Worsley (1711-1778), Hovingham Hall, thence by descent to the present owner.
Literature
Thomas Worsley, private catalogue of the collection at Hovingham, 1778.
Country Life Magazine, 10th December 1927, illustration of the “Stone Hall” on p. 889.
C.C. Vermeule, 'Notes on a New Edition of Michaelis: Ancient Marbles in Great Britain,' in American Journal of Archaeology, 59, no. 2, 1955, p. 136.
B. Porter and R. L. B. Moss, Royal Statues. Private Statues: Predynastic to the end of Dynasty XVII, Vol. VIII, Part I, 1999, p. 245, no. 801.201.850.
T. Knox, 'The Vyne Ramesses: 'Egyptian Monstrosities' in British Country House Collections,' in Apollo, April 2003, pp. 32-33.
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