An Egyptian painted polychrome wooden panel, c. 1st Millennium B.C.

An Egyptian painted polychrome wooden panel, c. 1st Millennium B.C.

Code: 2521

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Description: A wooden panel from a box or casket decorated in polychrome in three registers, the colours used are black, red, green and brown on a cream ground.  The lower register shows a female holding a ?sistrum to Hathor in bovine form who wears the solar disc and twin plumes, an ankh around her neck, another human figure behind; the middle register shows the solar barque with a baboon in adoration of Ra, with a representation of the Eye of Horus within the solar disc; the upper register shows the lower parts of two uraei, the reverse plain. Several dowel holes on the sides, with some dowels remaining in place and extending through the panel surface particularly on the top register. Significant wear to the painted design but the representations clear.

Size:  217 mm/8.5 ins. high

Culture: Egyptian

Date: Late Dynastic Period, 1st Millennium B.C.

Provenance: Ex Cheshire private collection, the collection assembled in the second half of the 20th Century.