• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 91

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE SITULA

    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 4TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE SITULA
    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 4TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    The upper register with baboon adoring solar barque being drawn by a jackal, the central register with an altar and five deities, Nefertum, Harwer, Isis, Thoth and Nephthys, with lotiform base and twin suspension loops, mounted, 5½ in. (14 cm.) high; a bronze Osiris wearing atef-crown, mounted, circa 6th-4th Century B.C., 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) high; a bronze seated figure of Harpocrates wearing side-lock and central uraeus, 7½ in. (19 cm.) high; and a bronze rectangular base with incised decoration on the sides with ankh-signs, was-sceptres and neb-baskets, and at the front two Inundation figures on either side of a sma (unification)-sign, circa 6th-4th Century B.C., 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm.) long, surmounted by a later bronze figure of Horus, 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) high (4)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    Dutch private collection, acquired in the 1970s.