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AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE PTAH
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE PTAH

LATE PERIOD, 26TH DYNASTY, 664-525 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE PTAH
LATE PERIOD, 26TH DYNASTY, 664-525 B.C.
Depicted mummiform, the god enveloped in a shroud-like garment, his fisted hands emerging from within his vestment, right over left, clasping a was-scepter, wearing a cap-crown, striated false beard and a finely incised broad collar, the tasselled counterpoise hanging down below the back collar, standing on an integral trapezoidal plinth with steps incised at the front and hieroglyphs on three sides reading: 'May Ptah give life and health to Wah-ib-Re-Ankh, son of Khati-iri, born of the mistress of the house Tent-Sekhet-Netjer'

8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) high
Provenance
Waldner-Gassner collection.
Resandro collection, acquired from the above, 1974.
Exhibited
Munich, Staatliche Sammlung Ägypischer Kunst, Entdeckungen, Ägyptische Kunst in Süddeutschland, 30 August-6 October 1985.
Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung; Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; Munich, Staatliche Sammlung Ägyptischer Kunst Munchen; Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Gott und Götter im Alten Ägypten, 1992-1993.

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Lot Essay

PUBLISHED:
Schoske & Wildung, 1985, p. 141, no. 123.
Schoske & Wildung, 1993, pp. 128-129, no. 88.
Grimm-Stadelmann, 2012, p. 149, no. R-430.

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