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Ancient Egyptian Six Figure Sarcophagus Panel.

Item Number: 10126
$4,750.00
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Period:
26th Dynasty (685-525 BCE)
Dimensions:
23 1/2" x 11 1/2"
Material:
Wood
Condition:
Wonderful
Region:
Egypt
Provenance:
From an old French collection. Acquired by the present owner from the estate sale at the Drouot Auction House in Paris in the late 1970's.

Description

An Ancient Egyptian wooden panel from a Sarcophagus in wonderful condition and with much color remaining.
The 26th Dynasty was the last native dynasty to rule Egypt before the Persian conquest in 525 BC. The Dynasty's reign (c. 685-525 BC) is also called the Saite Period after the city of Sais, where its pharaohs had their capital, and marks the beginning of the Late Period of Ancient Egypt.

This dynasty traced its origins to Dynasty XXIV. Psamtik I was the great-grandson of Bakenrenef, and recognized as sole king over all of Egypt. Both Psamtik and his successors struggled to hold Egyptian power in the Near East against the Babylonians and Greek mercenaries but eventually it was the Persians who conquered Egypt, and their king Cambyses II carried Psamtik III to Susa in chains.

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