OLD KINGDOM RELIEF FRAGMENT
Carved in shallow relief with three offering bearers striding to the left, the first two figures looking at each other and carrying between them a brazier laden with coals and what looks like roasting meat, the man on the right is holding a skewer in his left hand. The right most figure is depicted holding a large vessel against his chest. Around the figures there are disorganised columns of hieroglyphic inscription. See Hayes, Scepter of Egypt, vol. I, p98 where the author describes a similar scene from the tomb of Re-em-kuy.
With Toufic Arakji, Hamburg, Germany since at least c.1980.
Private Collection from c.1980-1994, acquired from the above.
Sold at: Antiquities and Islamic Art, Sotheby’s, New York, Wednesday June 8th 1994, Lot 23.
Private Collection acquired from the above until 2010.
With David Aaron, 2010-2011.
With Daniel Katz Gallery.
Antiquities and Islamic Art, Sotheby’s, New York, Wednesday June 8th 1994, Lot 23.