Relief Carving



Fragment of a tomb wall painting on carved limestone. Preserves a fragment of a scene with four people seated. Male figure in the middle, seated between two females, is holding a blue lilly in front of his face. All wear linen robes, broad bead collars and wigs. There is a rectangular sticker with printed number "74.." placed over a round sticker with "404/4" in pencil. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete, large crack around most of object, friable, powdery surface, worn, label adhered to surface, surface dirt, surface loss. Described as "Two pieces of painted stone or stucco and various fragments of same" in the 1906 sale catalogue of the Robert de Rustafjaell collection, sold at Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge auction house (1906, p. 26 lot 404; and illustrated on pl. X.17).