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    Sale 2056

    ANTIQUITIES

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 30

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE PLAQUE

    LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE PLAQUE
    LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    In the form of a lion, perhaps Maahes, striding to the left with his head turned out over his left shoulder, the raised, smooth mane with a C-hook at the shoulder, the ruff framing the underside of his face also raised, with individual locks incised, the whiskers and other details of the face also incised, including the tufts on the interior of the rounded ears, a tapering tenon at the top of the head for attachment of an attribute, a thin rectangular tenon below the preserved forepaw for insertion
    7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Found at Tell el-Moqdam in 1884.
    Fouquet Collection.
    with Galerie de Serres, Paris, 1980s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    E. Chassinat, Les Antiquités égyptiennes de la Collection Fouquet, Paris, 1922, p. 17, no. 14.