6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,000
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE OSIRIS
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD TO LATE PERIOD, 1070-343 B.C.
Depicted mummiform with the arms folded across the chest, his fisted hands emerging from beneath his vestment, right over left, holding a crook and a flail, wearing a multi-strand broad collar, its details incised, the plumed atef-crown fronted by a uraeus, supported by ram horns surmounted by uraei with solar disks, wearing a plaited chin beard curved out at the tip, atop a trapezoidal integral plinth inscribed in hieroglyphs, reading, "Osiris, who gives life and offerings; Meni, son of Nes-Sobek, son of Osiris Neher the Elder, servant of the palace of the sacred barks," a tenon below for insertion
7 in. (17.8 cm.) high excluding tenon
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American Estate, collected in the early 1900s.
Acquired by the current owner in 1991.
THE PROPERTY OF A NEW ENGLAND COLLECTOR