Wall Relief Fragment



Limestone fragment with relief carving of hieroglyphs. Preserved three hieroglphs in the left column read 'flesh' (if). Described as being a fragment from "Thebes and Deir-el-Bahri" in the 1906 auction catalogue of the Robert de Rustafjaell collection, sold at Sotheby's (1906, p. 6, lot 58). Either from a Middle Kingdom or New Kingdom monument. Stuck to the surface is a white label with the printed number "8" over a circular sticker with pencil "58" stuck over a rectangular sticker with printed number that cannot be determined. Some trace of a red annotation under the stickers. Sold at Sotheby's 1906, 19-21 Dec Lot 58/6: "Other fragments in sand and limestone-kneeling figure of woman, etc., men with offerings, etc.; Thebes and Deir-el-Bahri".