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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 196

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE BUST OF ISIS

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

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE BUST OF ISIS
    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 7TH-6TH CENTURY B.C.
    Wearing striated tripartite wig and vulture headdress, crowned with a diadem of uraei, her right hand offering her breast to Horus (now missing), mounted
    2 7/8 in. (7.5 cm.) high


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    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 Japanese private collection, acquired during the 1970s-1980s.