Fragment of a Limestone Relief

Culture: Egyptian
Period: New Kingdom, late 18th dynasty, 1335-1292 B.C.
Material: Limestone
Dimensions: 15.2 cm x 12.4 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 1343
Provenance: From an old French collection from the 1st half of the 20th century.
Condition: A beautifully preserved fragment of an elaborately worked out relief.
Description: Fragment of a limestone relief depicting several men carrying an object, possibly a barque. In the background four overlapping heads facing to the left with elliptical eyes, which are typical for the Amarna period. In the front a left arm which shoulders the barque. On the left the part of a sun disk. In the upper image area a window framed by lotus blossoms. On the side an old collection sticker with the French inscription “Ruines de Louqsor (Thebes)”. The style and motif suggest a relief that was created in Thebes immediately after the Amarna period. Mounted.