A new record for an Egyptian antiquity

A new record for an Egyptian antiquity has been set at a New York Christie’s auction. A unique limestone group statue of Ka-nefer and his family, Old Kingdom, Dynasty V, 2465–2323 BC, was sold on the auction block for 2.8 million dollars. The statue was purchased for the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, from a private US collection.

The valuable antiquity represents Ka-nefer seated on a high bench with a hieroglyphic inscription by his feet reading «Overseer of Craftsmen, Priest of Ptah, Ka-nefer». Ka-nefer’s wife and son are represented at either side of Ka-nefer. Separately, an Egyptian black granite standard-bearing statue of Queen Nefertari, Dynasty XIX, Reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II, 1290–1224 BC, was sold on Friday, December 9 for a record 2.3 million dollars.

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