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Relief Fragment from Tomb of Ptahhetep II at Saqqara

Relief Fragment from Tomb of Ptahhetep II at Saqqara

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Artist
Unknown (Egyptian)
Title
Relief Fragment from Tomb of Ptahhetep II at Saqqara
Date
6th Dynasty (ca. 2460 - 2200 B.C.)
Period
6th Dynasty
Medium
Limestone, redbrown pigment
Dimensions
24 1/2 x 6 3/8 x 1 in. Overall
Credit
Class of 1948 Gift Fund purchase
Accession No.
1973.141
Classification
Sculpture
Geography
Egypt

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Originally located against the West wall of Ptah-Hotep II''s tomb in Saqqara, Egypt and in situ as late as 1904 (when documented in Murray, "Saqqara Mastabas," see bibliography). Date and circumstances of removal unknown at present. Acquired from an art dealer, likely Mathias Komor (not yet confirmed), by Peter Sharrer (Ridgewood, New Jersey); 7 December 1973, sold by Peter Sharrer (Ridgewood, New Jersey) through Sotheby Parke-Bernet (New York, NY) sale no. 3581, "Egyptian, Western Asiatic, Islamic, Greek, Roman, Etruscan Antiquities: The Property of Various Owners including the Hagop Kevorkian Fund, New York" (lot 155) to the Elvehjem Art Center [now called Chazen Museum of Art]

  • Elvehjem Museum of Art. "Handbook of the Collection." Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison, 1990. no. 1
  • Elvehjem Museum of Art. "Bulletin/Elvehjem Art Center Bulletin/Annual Report 1973-1974. no. 3
  • Murray, Margaret A. "Saqqara Mastabas," part 1, Egyptian Research Account, tenth year. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1904. pp. 12-13, pl. VIII

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