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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 30

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE HORUS ON A RELIQUARY BOX

    LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    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.

    Provenance

    English Private Collection, acquired 1950-1980, thence by descent.
    Property of a Lady; Christie's, London, 28 April 2004, lot 346.