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AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE SEATED SCRIBE

MIDDLE KINGDOM, CIRCA 2046-1793 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE SEATED SCRIBE
MIDDLE KINGDOM, CIRCA 2046-1793 B.C.
8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) high
Provenance
with J. J. Klejman, New York.
with Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, January 1979.
with Sheppard and Cooper, London, acquired from the above.
Belgium private collection, acquired in 2003.

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Inscribed with four vertical columns of hieroglyphs, reading from right to left. The text is a “hetep-di-nesu” offering formula:
“An offering which the king gives (to) Osiris, that he may give (?), invocation-offerings of bread and beer, oxen and fowl, for Meri, engendered by Nofret (?)*,who is called Sai.”

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