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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 9

    AN EGYPTIAN SPECKLED BLACK STEATITE OSIRIS

    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXV-XXVI, 712-525 B.C.

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    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN SPECKLED BLACK STEATITE OSIRIS
    LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXV-XXVI, 712-525 B.C.
    Depicted mummiform, his fisted hands emerging from beneath his vestment, right over left, holding a crook and flail, the details incised, the plumed atef-crown fronted by a uraeus, his plaited chin beard curved out at its tip, on an integral rectangular plinth with a tapering round-topped back pillar
    6 3/16 in. (15.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Anavian Gallery, New York, 1980.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION