12 April 2016,
Price realised USD 15,000
USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE IAH
LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
The god seated with his feet on an integral plinth, his arms lowered with his hands resting on his thighs, wearing a short pleated kilt with a central tab, a striated tripartite wig fronted by a uraeus and surmounted by a crescent moon and lunar disk, and a plaited false beard curving out at the tip, a tenon below the plinth
7 ¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high, excluding tenon
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According to R.H. Wilkinson, Iah was a lunar gods whose name translates to "moon," and was known in Egypt from relatively early times (The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt, p. 110).
with Charles Ede, London, 1976 (Small Sculpture from Ancient Egypt V, no. 18).
Private Collection, New York, Boston & Texas, acquired from the above, 1976; thence by descent to the current owner.
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