Fragment of a Limestone Relief with the Sign of Ra-Horakhty

Culture: Egyptian
Period: New Kingdom, end of 18th or 19th dynasty, 1300-1186 B.C.
Material: Limestone
Dimensions: 11.3 cm x 19.8 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 1055
Provenance: Belgian private collection Jacques Schotte (1928-2007), acquired between 1950 and 1983. Bonhams auction on 29 April 2009, lot 166.
Condition: Finely worked fragment with a professionally restored break.
Description: Extremely finely worked limestone fragment with a two columns of hieroglyphs, depicting on the left the symbol “imntyw”, translated as the Westerners. On the right the sign for the sun god Ra-Horakhty, originating from the merging of the deities Re and Horakhty. Possibly a part of Osiris’ epithet ”Foremost of the Westerners”. Mounted.