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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 50

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE ISIS AND HORUS

    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 304-30 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE ISIS AND HORUS
    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 304-30 B.C.
    Standing together on a integral square plinth, the goddess clad in a tightly-fitted sheath to her mid calf, wearing a broad collar and armlets, her striated tripartite wig fronted by a uraeus and surmounted by a cobra modius, a projection above with a suspension loop at the back, her right hand cupping her left breast, her left hand on her son's back, the nude child-god striding with the left foot advanced perpendicular to his mother, wearing an amuletic pendant, a cap-crown fronted by a uraeus, and a plaited side-lock of youth, his left arm bent with the index finger extended to his lips, the fisted left hand at his side, part of a horizontal inscription on the base below Horus preserved reading, "An offering which Isis gives...," a partially-preserved tenon below for insertion
    8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high excluding tenon


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    Provenance

    Swiss Art Market, 1970.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 23 June 1989, lot 91.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AMBASSADOR EDWARD ELLIOT ELSON