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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 139

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF SEKHMET

    LATE PERIOD-PTOLEMAIC, 6TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.

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    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF SEKHMET
    LATE PERIOD-PTOLEMAIC, 6TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.
    The lion-headed goddess wearing a close fitting robe, collar, bracelets, tripartite wig and sun-disc with uraeus, standing on integral base with hieroglyphic inscription reading: "May Sekhmet give life to Padiusir", mounted, 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high; a green glazed composition shabti with single column of hieroglyphic inscription, Late Period, 4th Century B.C., 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high; and another green glazed composition shabti, details in black, with single column of hieroglyphs, Third Intermediate Period, 1069-664 B.C., 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high (3)


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner's late father on the London art market in the late 1970s/early 1980s.