6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 17,500
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE HORUS ON A RELIQUARY BOX
LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
With the falcon Horus wearing the Double Crown fronted by a uraeus, the closed wings crossing over the tail feathers, the feathers incised, the head with lidded oval eyes and a hooked beak, the talons naturalistically rendered, atop a narrow rectangular box tapering to a cavetto cornice
6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) long
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For the type see no. 195, p. 236 in D'Auria, Lacovara and Roehrig, Mummies & Magic, The Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt.
English Private Collection, acquired 1950-1980, thence by descent.
Property of a Lady; Christie's, London, 28 April 2004, lot 346.
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