6 July 2016
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE ISIS AND HORUS
LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 664-332 B.C.
The goddess seated with the child Horus on her lap, wearing a striated tripartite wig with vulture headdress, crowned with a diadem of uraei, and a close-fitting long dress, and adorned with armlets, anklets and broad collar, offering her left breast to Horus, her left hand supporting his head, Horus wearing a double-crown and plaited sidelock of youth, details finely incised, traces of gilding
6 in. (15.2 cm.) high
Tapeley Park, Devon, UK, acquired early 20th Century; and thence by descent.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 25 April 2007, lot 99.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
+44 (0)20 7752 3195
+44 (0)20 7752 3316
+44 (0)20 7752 3018
Rui da Silva
Please note, the date of this lot should read 'THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, 22ND DYNASTY, CIRCA 945-735 B.C.'
From Cupid to Kahlo to Keats — the artworks and objects that encapsulate the power of love
Insights into the enduring appeal of works that were sculpted some 5,000 years ago. Illustrated with pieces offered at Christie’s
Specialist G. Max Bernheimer explains their significance as 40 exquisite pieces from the G. Sangiorgi Collection sell in New York for $10,640,500
This March sees the first US retrospective of Donald Judd in 30 years, revealing aspects of the artist’s practice that may surprise those who think they know it well
From labels and staples to stretchers and repairs — the reverse of an artwork can reveal more about it than you might suppose