London, South Kensington
29 April 2010
AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED CARTONNAGE FRAGMENT
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD,CIRCA 4TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.
With the deceased lying on a lion-headed bier, Ba-birds and a winged scarab with solar disc above, vertical column of hieroglyphs at the centre asking for a goodly burial "for the lady of the House Tjemesh, daughter of the scribe Pasherpe", framed and glazed
13½ in. (34.2 cm.) high
English private collection, acquired by the father of the present owner in the 1950s-60s.
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Old ink inscribed label on back reading "...Presented to Rev. C E Tisdall by Sir Wm Howard Russell. (war correspondent)...".
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