Lot 6664

Polychromatically painted linen fragment of a mummy, Egypt, 6th - 4th century BC

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Hammer price € 1,300

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Description

Polychromatically painted linen fragment of a mummy with five fields. The central panel shows the pillar of Djed bringing salvation, with two sons of Horus on either side. Between the images are bands of hieroglyphs with the following texts:
1st panel (left): "Kebehsenuf, the falcon-headed one says: Give libation to Hathor SEMSET blessed, daughter of PADIHOREMHEB blessed ..."; 2nd image: "Duamutef the jackal-headed one says: May he praise and glorify Hathor SEMSET blessed, daughter of PADIHOREMHEB blessed (born of) the lady of the house TAREPIT." 4th image: "Amset the human-headed one says: Protect Hathor SEMSET blessed, daughter of PADIHOREMHEB, born of the lady of the house TAREPIT." 5th image: "Hapi the Pavian-headed says: May he give ... clothes and incense to Hathor SEMSET blessed, daughter of PADIHOREMHEB blessed."
A comparative object for this attractive piece in the collection of the University of Tübingen. Measures 18.5 x 35 cm. Framed under glass (frame 30 x 47 cm).

Provenance: Private collection A. Z., previously private collection M. K. (Switzerland), acquired 1994 at Nefer Antike Kunst, Zurich. Previously old English collection.

Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

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Our online auction "Works of Art, Antiquities" includes 893 lots. The auction starts on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 10:00 am (CET). The pre-sale view will take place from June 16 -19, 2021 from 11 am to 17 pm (CET).