4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,875
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE OSIRIS
LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
Depicted mummiform with the arms folded at the chest, his fisted hands emerging from beneath his vestment, holding a crook and a flail, wearing a multi-strand broad collar, its details incised, the plumed atef-crown fronted by a uraeus, wearing a plaited false beard curved out at the tip, atop a trapezoidal integral plinth
9 in. (22.9 cm.) high
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Collected by Gustave Jéquier (1868-1946).
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