11 June 2003
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF
New Kingdom, Dynasty XIX, 1307-1196 B.C.
Sculpted in sunk relief, preserving the upper portions of two female figures standing in adoration, presumably before a now-missing deity, each clad in a pleated, gossamer linen garment, wearing a voluminous tripartite wig adorned with a wide hair band and topped with a single floral blossom, their left arms raised, their right hands holding a floral bouquet
15¼ in. (38.7 cm) long
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
For the subject see p. 63, fig. 26 and p. 130, fig. 88 in Martin, The Hidden Tombs of Memphis.
Highlights from an eclectic collection that spans 5,000 years of history, offered on 25 October in London
Take a close-up look at works from our October 20th Century sales in Paris, spanning Impressionism to modern and contemporary art