• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 191

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF WADJET

    THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD-LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXV-XXVI, CIRCA 747-525 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF WADJET
    THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD-LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXV-XXVI, CIRCA 747-525 B.C.
    The seated goddess wearing a long close-fitting garment, wearing tripartite wig surmounted by double-plumes, cow horns, sun-disc and uraeus, her head with finely incised mane and whiskers, both her arms bent at the elbow, with clenched fists holding now missing attributes, her feet resting on a square plinth with an incised hieroglyphic inscription reading: "May Wadjet give life (to) the servant of Anubis Djediwefankh, son of the servant of Anubis Djedher, born of Wadjet (...)", mounted
    7½ in. (19 cm.) high


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    Baron H.W. Herwarth von Bittenfeld (1871-1942).
    Collected by Mrs Elias-Vaes between the late 1960s and the early 1970s.


    Literature

    Exhibition catalogue, Bezeten Bezit, Historisch Museum, Rotterdam, 1970, cat. no. 703.


    Post Lot Text

    END OF MORNING SESSION