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LOT 0005

Sold for (Inc. bp): £18,200

EGYPTIAN RELIEF WITH LIST OF OFFERINGS
LATE OLD KINGDOM, 5TH-6TH DYNASTY, 2495-2181 B.C.
29 1/4 in. (40 kg total, 74 cm wide).

A section of tomb wall with a central register of eight rectangular panels each containing hieroglyphs naming offerings for the deceased; the top and bottom groups of eight rectangular panels each contain a depiction of a kneeling offering-bearer; all carved in high-relief; mounted on a custom-made display stand.

PROVENANCE:
North American gallery, 1981-1990s.
with Pierre Bergé & Associés, Paris, France, 1st December 2007, lot 384.
London collection, 2016.

Accompanied by an academic report by Egyptologist Paul Whelan.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate no.11942-209839.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Paget, R.F.E. and Pirie, A.A., The Tomb of Ptah-hetep, ERA II, London, 1898, pl.XLI, for a similar offering list.

CONDITION