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Auction: Antiquities
was auctioned on: 15 April 2015
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AN EGYPTIAN STONE RITUAL SET

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Estimate: £20,000 - £40,000
ca. US$29,895 - US$59,791
Price realised:  £74,500
ca. US$111,361
Lot number 28, Views: 17

AN EGYPTIAN STONE RITUAL SET
OLD KINGDOM, 5TH-6TH DYNASTY, CIRCA 2494-2181 B.C.
AN EGYPTIAN STONE RITUAL SET OLD KINGDOM, 5TH-6TH DYNASTY, CIRCA 2494-2181 B.C. Comprising a trapezoidal limestone tray, cut with seven depressions to hold two alabaster and limestone dummy vases each with piriform body and long everted neck, two limestone and two alabaster dummy cups each of conical form, and a red quartzite fishtail pesesh-kef instrument at the centre, for the ceremony of the 'Opening of the Mouth' Tray: 9 x 6 ¼ in. (23 x 15.8 cm.) Pesesh - kef : 5 ¾ in. (14.6 cm.) long

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Antiquities
Date of the auction: 15 Apr 2015
Address: Christie's
15 April 2015, London, King Street