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A PAIR OF EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE PANELS
A PAIR OF EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE PANELS

MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XI-XIV, 2040-1640 B.C.

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A PAIR OF EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE PANELS
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty XI-XIV, 2040-1640 B.C.
Perhaps from door jams, each inscribed in carefully executed hieroglyphs in sunk relief, exhibiting classical Middle Kingdom orthography, one inscribed for a "judge...who is in the heart of his Lord" and the other for an official responsible for "the shrine of the bau of On, the prophet, the one who is in charge of the secrets of divine speech [the hieroglyphs]"
46½ in. (118.1 cm) high for the taller (2)
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Edward Safani, New York
Michael Lesser, Paris
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