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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 111

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE MENAT

    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 7TH-6TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE MENAT
    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 7TH-6TH CENTURY B.C.
    With the frontally facing cow-eared Hathor wearing crown of uraei, a shrine above the suspension loop, below an incised figure of seated Hathor, with cow in papyrus thicket below, the reverse with single column of hieroglyphs reading "May Hathor, Nebet-Hetepet, give life to Ta-Her, daughter of Pa-Di-Bastet", mounted
    5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) high


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    Hathor, described as Nebet-Hetepet (Mistress of Contentement), is a Heliopolitan aspect of the goddess.

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    Provenance

    Formerly in a Swiss private collection.


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