12 December 2002,
Price realised USD 14,340
USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE FRAGMENTARY STELE
Dynasty XVIII, Reign of Hatshepsut, 1473-1458 B.C.
Sculpted in raised relief, preserving a solar-disk with two uraei in the lunette, two female figures flanking an offering table below, to the left a goddess, wearing a plain, tripartite wig bound by a fillet and holding a was-scepter, the wig surmounted by the hieroglyph sekhet, "field," she is a personification of the fields, the mistress of floral, fish and fowl, identified also by the caption in hieroglyphics above, the figure to the right wearing a tightly-fitted sheath, tripartite wig and vulture headdress with modius, offering a vessel in each hand, identified above as, "the divine wife [of the god Amun], Neferure," daughter of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut
9 in. (22.8 cm) high
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For the type of stele see no. 7 in Eggebrecht, ed. Ägyptens Aufstieg zur Weltmacht.
For a recent biography of the princess Neferure and an amulet similarly inscribed for her in hieroglyphs, see no. 63 in Chappaz and Chamay, Reflets du Divin.
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