12 June 2002,
Price realised USD 1,554
USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
AN EGYPTIAN RED GRANITE FRAGMENT
Amarna Period, Dynasty XVIII,
Perhaps originally from the base of a seated statue and subsequently reworked into a mortar, carved in sunk relief, one edge with clear traces of queen Nefertiti's cartouche and the remains of a two-feathered headdress belonging to her now-lost image, another edge with an inscription in hieroglyphic text identifying her as "the great wife of the king," "given life eternally"
15½ in. (39.4 cm) high
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This lot has no reserve.
Antiquities and Souvenirs of the Grand Tour, Christie's East, 2 March 1995, lot 16
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