• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 24

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE ISIS AND HORUS

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

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE ISIS AND HORUS
    LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
    The goddess depicted seated with her feet resting on an integral plinth, clad in a tightly-fitted sheath, a 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
    8 in. (21.6 cm) high


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 16 January 1956, lot 32.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MR. AND MRS. HOWARD K. SMITH