000: An Important Old Kingdom Limestone Relief
An incredible example of early ancient Egyptian art! Dating to the Old Kingdom - the period from the Third Dynasty through to the Sixth Dynasty (2686 BC – 2181 BC) – this magnificent section was created in low-relief and contains two vertical bands of hieroglyphics. Because this piece has just arrived we have not had the opportunity to have it translated. This will be done prior to the sale. The first (left side) band contains 9 distinct glyphs and the right side contains 8 full or partial glyphs. Measuring a large 12"H x 10"W x 2-1/2" deep. Custom mounted, this piece is worthy of any major collection of ancient Egyptian art!
Provenance: Ex-prominent Toronto, Ontario collection; ex-collection of Dr. Charles Best, an American-Canadian medical scientist and one of the co-discoverers of insulin.
This lot will be sold not subject to a reserve. The starting price is the price at which the item can sell.