Egyptian Old Kingdom Limestone Relief, ex-Bonhams Lot 2 Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Aug 30

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Seller: artemisgallerylive (37) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263887303268 LOT 2Seller's Estimate: USD 9,000 - 12,000 Ancient Egypt, Old Kingdom, ca. 2686 to 2181 BCE. A fragment of a relief sculpture carved on a thick slab of pale limestone, probably from Saqqara or Giza. The fragment shows some discernible hieroglyphs and two human heads. The two heads are also hieroglyphs, and spell the title Hr.y-tp, literally 'one who is over the head', i.e. a chief. The two curved lines in the right-hand column of text are the remains of a hieroglyph representing a necklace with a pendant seal - this sign typically denotes the word sDA.wty 'seal-bearer'. The half-circle sign directly above stands for the consonant /t/. Size: 10" W x 11" H (25.4 cm x 27.9 cm); 13" H (33 cm) on included custom stand. Raised reliefs are some of the most famous artwork from ancient Egypt. They lined the walls of tombs, temples, and palaces, and have a specific visual style of two-dimensional, profile figures that persisted in Egypt for centuries. Artisans created them in several steps. First, they carved the scene in low relief. Next, they divided the drawing surface into a grid using string coated in red pigment dust. Archaeologists have found models divided into grids to help artists better understand proportions on these often-large works. The painting was then done a single color at a time. Egyptian pigments came from local minerals, and red came from iron oxides ground and mixed with a plant- or animal-based glue that would adhere to sandstone. Offered at Bonhams London, October 24, 2012, Lot 287, Provenance: ex-private Los Angeles, California, USA collection; ex-Bonhams London, October 24, 2012, Lot 287 All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #138073 Condition Report: Nice preservation of motifs. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Fine Antiquities / Asian / Ethnographic Art offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, August 30, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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