• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 18

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE SEKHMET

    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI, 664-525 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE SEKHMET
    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI, 664-525 B.C.
    The lion-headed goddess striding forward with her left leg advanced, her arms at her sides, wearing a tightly-fitted ankle-length sheath, her radiating mane obscuring the front of her striated tripartite wig, the lappets falling along each breast
    8¼ in. (21 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Marcel Dumoulin, Brussels, 1970s-early 1980s.
    with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1985 (Art of the Ancient World, vol. IV, no. 440).
    Richards Collection, Michigan.
    with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 2004 (Gods and Mortals II, no. 76).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III


    Exhibited

    Hamilton, New York, Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, 1985-1999.