6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 39,400
Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF BASTET ON A RELIQUARY BOX
LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.
Cast as a unit, the lion-headed goddess enthroned, clad in a long striated skirt, adorned with incised bracelets, armlets and a broadcollar, her navel indicated, wearing a uraeus-fronted solar disk, her fisted palms at her thigh, the right facing down, the left facing in, the throne sides decorated with a scale pattern within a border, the back of the throne with three lotuses, with a thin rectangular integral plinth atop a narrow rectangular shrine with a cavetto cornice
6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) long
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Mr. and Mrs. Leo S. Bing (collected in the 1920s-1940s); Christie's, New York, 11 December 2003, lot 77.
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