Inv. n°: MMoCA201

Egyptian Limestone Fragment from a Column

Sculpted in sunken relief, depicting an official identified as 'Pa-tchawj', kneeling at the left, his arms raised in adoration before offerings, wearing an elaborately-pleated festive costume with two 'gold of honor' necklaces, inscribed above in five columns of hieroglyphs requesting his resurrection and well-being in the hereafter.

h. 30 x w. 20 cm

New Kingdom, 18th-19th Dynasty, 1391-1196 BC

Limestone

Provenance

  • Ex Kofler Collection, Switzerland, acquired in the 1950s-60s
  • Christie's Antiquities Sale 1163, New York, 12th December 2002, lot 186
  • Acquired at Bonhams London, Antiquities Sale 15940, London, 1st May 2008, lot 46

Publications

  • Christie's, Antiquities Sale, New York, 12th December 2002, lot 186
  • Bonhams, Antiquities Sale, London, 2007, lot 46
  • P. Clayton, "Ancient Egypt" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 36, fig. 6

Exhibitions

  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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