London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
A ROMANO-EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE FUNERARY RELIEF
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Depicting a reclining female figure staring out frontally within a shrine supported by two papyrus columns, she holds in her left hand a sistrum and in her right hand she holds out a libation to the jackal-headed god, Anubis, who reclines on a ledge above, the panel of the sarcophagus below left blank, mounted
10¾ in. (27.5 cm.) high
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Cf. C. Vermeule III and M. B. Comstock, Sculpture in Stone and Bronze, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1988, p. 47, no. 37 for similar.
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