Auction Lot: 35297237
End of Auction : 29 Sep 2022 17:42
Remaining time: 2022-09-29 17:42:00 GMT+02:00
Estimated Value : 14000-16000 €
Next bid 12000


Egyptian stele with cult scene. Ancient Egypt, Kingdom of Meroe, 3rd and 1st centuries BC.
The scene on the stele is deteriorated.
Provenance: Arqueología Clásica F. Cervera, Spain, 2014; Exhibited: Feriarte, IFEMA (Madrid, from 16 to 24 November 2019).
Measurements: 35 cm high; 20 cm wide.
This stele is divided into three horizontal registers made using the high relief technique. The lower register is decorated with bands of horizontal lines incised into the stone. In the middle register there is a narrative scene with the presence of three figures: a scene of worship of two gods, to a central figure.
On the right is the goddess Anukis, the Egyptian goddess of water linked to the Nile and the Aswan waterfalls, and thus linked to the fertility brought by water. She is depicted as a woman wearing a high crown or a tall cylindrical feathered headdress, as on this stele. She wears a tight-fitting, highly decorated dress and is sometimes depicted with a gazelle's head, as this is the animal with which she is associated.
At the other end of the stele is the goddess Hat-hor, whose name means 'The House of Horus'. She is considered to be the goddess of the sky and, in association with the god Ra (sun), stands at the top of the pantheon of Egyptian deities. She is a deity dating back to the Ancient Empire and from an early date was depicted as a woman with the head of a cow. This goddess sometimes assumes the role of mother of Harpokrates, i.e. of Horus the Younger, and is therefore depicted on this stele next to him.
Harpokrates is shown seated on the legs of the goddess Hat-hor. The child is wearing the double crown, i.e. the combination of the crown of Upper and Lower Egypt with the ureo or royal cobra. The child presents his hand raised in an attitude of receiving the offerings offered to him by the goddess Hat-hor. Finally, the third register of the stele is the most damaged part due to the displacement of the stone.


La escena de la estela está deteriorada.
Procedencia: Arqueología Clásica F. Cervera, España, 2014; Expuesto: Feriarte, IFEMA (Madrid, del 16 al 24 de noviembre de 2019).



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