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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 25

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF BASTET ON A RELIQUARY BOX

    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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    Provenance

    Mr. and Mrs. Leo S. Bing (collected in the 1920s-1940s); Christie's, New York, 11 December 2003, lot 77.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN