London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED LIMESTONE RELIEF
OLD KINGDOM, EARLY DYNASTY VI, CIRCA 2323-2291 B.C.
Carved in shallow raised relief with two offering bearers walking to the left, each wearing wig and short kilt, one holding a tray and a basket, the other an unguent vase, remains of red and black pigment
13 x 8¼ in. (33 x 21 cm.)
Swiss private collection formed between the 1930s and 1960s; thence by descent to the present owner.
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