• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 28

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE MNEVIS

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

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    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE MNEVIS
    LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
    The bull-headed god of Heliopolis striding forward on an integral rectangular plinth, the god with his right arm raised, likely once brandishing a weapon, his left arm forward, the fisted hand once holding a now-missing attribute, clad in a pleated kilt, wearing a striated tripartite wig surmounted by a solar disk fronted by a uraeus between his upturned horns, the eyes recessed for now-missing inlays, atop the original casting elements that were not removed in manufacture
    6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    New Jersey Private Collection, 1960s-1970s.