THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTION
OLD KINGDOM, DYNASTY V-VI, 2465-2150 B.C.
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF
Old Kingdom, Dynasty V-VI, 2465-2150 B.C.
Sculpted in raised relief, depicting the male owner seated at the left, wearing a short wig, pectoral, bracelets, and a short kilt, before him an offering table piled high with loaves of bread and a haunch of beef, inscribed in hieroglyphic text in sunk relief reading "incense," "a thousand bread," and "a thousand beer," a single line of hieroglyphs above, with traces of polychrome
15½ in. (39.4 cm) high