A rare Dynasty XII wooden fragment from a sarcophagus

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A rare Dynasty XII wooden fragment from a sarcophagus
Stock Number:
y4022
$ 5850.00

Description

A rare cedar wood panel form a Dynasty XII square Sarcophagus. The outer surface adorned with a top vertical register of hieroglyphic text in blue pigment, another two vertical registers of text running down the outer edges. A fantastic example, obviously belonging to a person of wealth due to the type of wood and generous amount used, showing the woodworking joinery skill from this period.

The translation of the text reads: 

Top: Beloved - Before - Nepthys.

Left: Beloved - Before  - The Great Ennead.

Right: Beloved the lesser Ennead.

Origin:

Dynasty XII (Twelfth Dynasty), circa 1991 to 1783 B.C., Egypt

Dimensions:

Average Dimensions: 69 x 59.5 cm

Condition:

Ancient loss evident, in overall good condition.