AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF FRAGMENT
OLD KINGDOM, DYNASTY V, 2450-2300 B.C.
Sculpted in shallow raised relief, preserving a man in profile to the right seated on an armchair, his left arm extended forward, his right arm bent over the side of the chair with his hand resting on the top, wearing a smooth wig and a multi-strand broad collar, the backrest extending behind his shoulder, a lily before him, the arm of a now-missing figure behind him, with a lily over the shoulder, preserving hieroglyphs in the top left corner, reading: "his wife," preserving some red pigment
5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm.) high