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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 20

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE AND WOOD GROUP

    LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE AND WOOD GROUP
    LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
    With an ibis and Maat facing each other, the ibis in wood covered in gesso, the legs, the tail feathers and the head each cast separately and inserted, the legs and tail feathers embellished with incision, the legs folded under, with a sinuous neck and long bill, the closed wings articulated, Maat squatting, wearing a tripartite wig fronted by a uraeus and surmounted by an ostrich plume, both inserted into the original rectangular wood plinth, the ibis on a raised tier
    6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    with Anavian Gallery, New York, 1980.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION