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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 24

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE OSIRIS

    THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD TO LATE PERIOD, 1070-343 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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    Provenance

    American Estate, collected in the early 1900s.
    Acquired by the current owner in 1991.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NEW ENGLAND COLLECTOR