• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 203

    A LARGE EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF OSIRIS

    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 7TH-6TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF OSIRIS
    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 7TH-6TH CENTURY B.C.
    The standing mummiform god, solid cast, wearing the plumed atef-crown with central uraeus, a false plaited beard and a broad beaded collar, carrying a crook and flail in his crossed hands, with finely detailed facial features, the eyes and brows outlined with inlaid blue glass, the almond-shaped eyes recessed for inlays (now missing), a tenon below the feet for insertion, mounted
    13¾ in. (35 cm.) high excl. tenon


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    Please note that the lots of Iranian origin are subject to U.S. trade restrictions which currently prohibit the import into the United States. Similar restrictions may apply in other countries.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    Formerly in a French private collection, prior to 1970.