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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 46

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE ISIS AND HORUS

    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXV-XXVI, 712-525 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE ISIS AND HORUS
    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXV-XXVI, 712-525 B.C.
    Solid cast, the goddess depicted seated, her feet resting on a low integral plinth with a tenon below, clad in a tightly-fitted sheath, adorned with bracelets, armlets, anklets and a broad collar, her striated tripartite wig fronted by a uraeus, crowned with a modius supporting cow horns framing a solar disk, her lips pursed into a slight smile, offering her left breast to her divine son Horus seated on her lap, his head cradled by her left hand, wearing a cap-crown fronted by a uraeus and the side lock of youth
    6¼ in. (16 cm.) high excluding tenon


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    Provenance

    Acquired in Egypt in the 1940s.
    Thence by descent to the current owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NEW JERSEY FAMILY