An Egyptian limestone relief fragment. Middle Kingdom, circa 2133-1797 B.C.
Carved in low relief with three standing profile male figures wearing plain kilts and short wigs, processing to the right, each carrying offerings, the figure to the left holding a papyrus stem in his right hand, with a platter of offerings including meat and loaves in his left, the central figure carrying a piriform pottery vessel in his right hand, with a large sack/net in his left, 16¾in (42.5cm) wide, mounted. Sold for £7,200
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