11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 15,000
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
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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