• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 23

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE ISIS AND HORUS

    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI, 664-525 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE ISIS AND HORUS
    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI, 664-525 B.C.
    The goddess seated with her feet resting on a low integral plinth, clad in a tightly-fitted sheath, her striated tripartite wig and vulture headdress crowned with a modius of uraei supporting cow horns framing a solar disk, 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
    6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    The Estate of Lester Wolfe (d. 1983); Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1-2 March 1984, lot 133.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION