8 June 2001
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF
Late Period, Dynasty XXVI, 664-525 B.C.
Sculpted in sunk relief, depicting an enthroned image of the god Osiris, portrayed mummiform, holding a crook and flail, the remains of two columns of hieroglyphic text above containing in part the epithet, "hereditary prince of the gods," a kneeling man to the right, identified as Tjary, the tomb owner, accompanied by three rows of hieroglyphic text containing elements of his titles and the signs of his name, traces of polychrome visible throughout
21½ in. (54.6 cm) high
Kofler Collection, Lucerne
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Petrie, Gizeh and Rifeh, pl. XXXII.
Offered in New York, the art collected by the Tony Award-winning producer, philanthropist and ‘grand dame’ of Palm Beach
Nishad Avari guides us through the life and art of one of India’s most important painters — illustrated with works offered on 11 September in New York