• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 26

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE ISIS

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

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE ISIS
    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI, 664-525 B.C.
    The goddess depicted standing on an integral trapezoidal plinth, wearing a tightly-fitted ankle-length sheath and a beaded broad collar, her arms at her sides, her eyes with the sclerae inlaid with electrum, her striated tripartite wig adorned with a vulture headdress and surmounted by a modius topped with cow horns framing a solar disk
    7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Spink & Sons, London, 1963.
    American Private Collection.
    with Rupert Wace, London, 2005.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III