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900. **SOLD** Painted Egyptian sarcophagus fragment

 
 
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An Egyptian polychrome painted anthropoid wooden sarcophagus fragment.

Showing the tips of the wings of Nut across the chest, with vertical columns of unreadable, blundered text in Hieratic from an offering formula. In the middle a striding ram god wearing the double plume sun disc headdress and a red collar. Below a horizontal strip of text between a rectangular and cylinder bead border, and three figures representing Assessors from the Judgement, holding folded cloths over their outstretched arms and feathers of Maat, The underside showing the bent arm from a figure of Nut.

349mm / 13 in. 

Late Period, 26th Dynasty, circa 600 B.C.

Ex Hans Henningsen collection, Copenhagen, 1950

Price: sold GBP

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