4 June 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A NEW JERSEY FAMILY
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE ISIS AND HORUS
LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXV-XXVI, 712-525 B.C.
Solid cast, the goddess depicted seated, her feet resting on a low integral plinth with a tenon below, clad in a tightly-fitted sheath, adorned with bracelets, armlets, anklets and a broad collar, her striated tripartite wig fronted by a uraeus, crowned with a modius supporting cow horns framing a solar disk, her lips pursed into a slight smile, offering her left breast to her divine son Horus seated on her lap, his head cradled by her left hand, wearing a cap-crown fronted by a uraeus and the side lock of youth
6¼ in. (16 cm.) high excluding tenon
Acquired in Egypt in the 1940s.
Thence by descent to the current owner.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
From Berlin to Madrid, Denmark to Paris, 10 superb exhibitions with which to get your cultural fix this summer
Explore an extraordinary array of objects from antiquity to the 20th century to be offered during Classic Week in London from 3–12 July
Interior designer Robert Kime on how he came to acquire this magnificent tapestry — depicting a scene in the life of Alexander the Great — for just £7,500
International Head of Antiquities G. Max Bernheimer surveys some magnificent examples, while Laetitia Delaloye offers an expert introduction
The Belgian collector, antiques dealer and designer outlines what the art and objects in his library mean to him
The founder of the 1-54 art fair on giving African artists international visibility, growing up with an artist father, and building her own collection