4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 8,750
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
AN EGYPTIAN FRAGMENTARY BRONZE PECTORAL FOR HERY-IB-PTAH
LATE NEW KINGDOM TO THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, 1307-712 B.C.
With the goddess Maat kneeling on a mr-sign, holding an ankh, her wig surmounted by a plume, her wings outstretched, a winged cobra with a solar disk and undulating body positioned above the preserved wing, a hieroglyphic panel below the goddess, together with the mr-sign and Maat, reading "Hery-ib-Ptah, beloved of Maat," the panel framed by nfr-signs and a wadjet-eye, preserving traces of gilding and some glass inlays, turquoise, blue and red in color, with pairs of suspension loops along the perimeter
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) wide
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For an inlaid bronze pectoral in the form of a winged scarab see p. 424 in Aubert and Aubert, Bronzes et or Egyptiens.
Collected by Gustave Jéquier (1868-1946).
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