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Egyptian Old Kingdom limestone relief fragment
EGYPTIAN OLD KINGDOM LIMESTONE RELIEF FRAGMENT

With two oarsmen facing right and leaning back to lever the oars, their bodies painted with reddish-brown with their hair in black, the tip of a water sign hieroglyph above the head of the left oarsman and another symbol in the register above.

Vth-VIth Dynasty, ca. 2494-2181 BC

L. 10 7/8 in. (21.6 cm.); H. 6 1/4 in. (15.8 cm.)

Ex private Japanese collection; Sotheby's, New York, December 7, 2001 lot 231; O.C. collection Chicago, acquired from Royal-Athena in 2007.

Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2006, no. 169.

For related scenes, cf. W.C. Hayes, Sceptre of Egypt, part I, (New York 1990), fig.56.

CO1501
$15,000


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