8 June 2005
THE PROPERTY OF A PENNSYLVANIA COLLECTOR
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF FRAGMENT
NEW KINGDOM, LATE DYNASTY XVIII, 1332-1292 B.C.
Sculpted in sunk relief, preserving a procession of male mourners moving to the left, most bare-chested, wearing festively-pleated attire, some represented in groups in echelon perspective, the lead figure accompanied by two children, one carried, one held by the arm, an old figure to the far right squatting before a child looking back, the most well-preserved figure captioned in hieroglyphs, "the overseer of fisherman...," the remains of a similar procession preserved above
21 in. (53.3 cm.) long
Probably with Nicholas Tano (1866-1924), Cairo.
North American Private Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 12 June 1993, lot 46.
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