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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 14

    AN EGYPTIAN GILT BRONZE OSIRIS

    LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN GILT BRONZE OSIRIS
    LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
    Depicted mummiform, his fisted hands emerging from beneath his vestment, holding a crook and flail, the details incised, wearing a multistrand broad collar, the counter-poise at the back, his plumed atef-crown fronted by a uraeus, the plumes supported by twisted ram horns surmounted by uraei, the eyes inlaid, his plaited chin beard curved out at its tip, preserving some gilding throughout
    6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Anavian Gallery, New York, 1980.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION