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Egyptian 25th or 26th Dynasty polychrome limestone relief fragment, estimated at £70,000-90,000 at Christie’s.

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Acquired by the vendor from Galerie Harmakhis in Brussels in 2017, it has a much earlier provenance to Maurice Nahman (1868-1948) who bought it in Cairo in the 1930s.

Measuring 20in (51cm) long, the fragment – probably from the monumental tomb of Montuemhat in Luxor – depicts the carrying of a log intended for shipbuilding. The theme is one known in Old Kingdom tombs but this dates from the Late Period c.664-525BC.

Estimate £70,000-90,000.

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