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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 23

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE SEKHMET

    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE SEKHMET
    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.
    The lion-headed goddess striding forward with her left leg advanced upon an integral rectangular plinth, her right arm at her side, the hand fisted around a now-missing attribute, her left arm bent at the elbow, her tightly-fitted sheath falling to her ankles, wearing a striated tripartite wig topped by a modius, fronted by a uraeus and surmounted by a crown of two upright plumes and a solar disk between cow horns
    7 1/16 in. (17.9 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Dr. Phillip Lederer, Berlin, 1933.
    Estate of Dorothea Halpert; Christie's, New York, 15 December 1993, lot 29.