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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 10

    AN EGYPTIAN FRAGMENTARY BRONZE PECTORAL FOR HERY-IB-PTAH

    LATE NEW KINGDOM TO THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, 1307-712 B.C.

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    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.

    Provenance

    Collected by Gustave Jéquier (1868-1946).