AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE FRAGMENT FROM A COLUMN
New Kingdom, Late Dynasty XVIII-XIX, 1391-1196 B.C.
Sculpted in sunk relief, depicting an official, identified as Pa-tchawj, kneeling at the left, his arms raised in adoration before offerings, wearing an elaborately-pleated festive costume with two "gold of honor" necklaces, inscribed above in five columns of imperfectly preserved hieroglyphs requesting his resurrection and well-being in the hereafter
10 in. (25.4 cm) high