Large Limestone Relief with Sistrum Player

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Early 19th dynasty, around 1290 B.C.
Material: Limestone
Dimensions: 38.7 cm x 43.2 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 1123
Provenance: Collection Ernest Brummer (1891-1964). Auction Koller/Spink & Son 17 October 1979. Thence Swiss private collection.
Condition: Chips as seen on the photograph, two professionally restored breaks, all in all a large fragment of exquisite quality.
Description: Excellently worked relief, depicting a noble lady in profile facing to the left. She wears a finely worked, long braided wig with a diadem of lotus petals. On top of her head a large ointment cone with a single lotus flower. Her gown of the same delicate quality with a broad collar with drop beads. She is holding a sistrum in her slightly stretched forward left hand. This exquisite relief plate probably originates from a Memphite school. Published in “The Ernest Brummer Collection“, Vol. II “Ancient Art”, Zürich 1979, number 514.