25 October 2016,
Price realised USD 12,500
USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE ENTHRONED HATHOR
LATE PERIOD, 664-330 B.C.
6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high
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Hathor was the goddess of music. Here she wears a sistrum, a musical rattle, upon her head. She is more familiarly depicted as a bovine-headed deity. The image with a sistrum is relatively rare in bronze.
with Sakae Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan.
with Aaron Gallery, London, acquired from the above, 1981.
Private Collection, U.K., 1982-2015.
Acquired by the current owner from the above.
Hauntingly lifelike, these remarkable portraits were positioned over the heads of mummies and wrapped in place almost 2,000 years ago
The legends of the sky god who lost an eye, the unborn child who was sewn into his father’s thigh, and more
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