5 December 2012
TWO EGYPTIAN STONE RELIEFS
NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII-XX, 1550-1070 B.C.
Including a sandstone relief, Dynasty XX, perhaps reign of Ramesses III, carved in sunk relief, preserving a bust of Ptah, holding an ankh, a djed-pillar and a was-scepter, the god wearing a cap-crown fronted by a uraeus and a flaring false beard, remains of an inscription above, reading: "Ptah, Lord of Lords;" and a limestone Amarna taletat carved in sunk relief with a trussed duck
Ptah: 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high; Duck: 9½ in. (24.1 cm.) wide (2)
Ptah: Art Market, U.S. or Europe, circa 1969-early 1970s.
Duck: Donald Gunn, Akron, Ohio, 1960s.
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Duck: E. Ertman, "Dead as a Duck: A Royal Offering Scene?," in G. Knoppers and A. Hirsch, eds., Egypt, Israel, and the Ancient Mediterranean World: Studies in Honor of Donald Bruce Redford, Leiden, 2004, pp. 193-201, fig. 1.
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