5 December 2012
Property from the Paul and Helen Zuckerman Collection
This lot is offered without a reserve
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE OXYRYNCHOS FISH
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1070-30 B.C.
With a long tapering head and a forked tail, wearing a modius fronted by a uraeus, surmounted by a solar disk framed by cow horns, a suspension loop behind, on an integral sledge; together with three Egyptian objects, including a seated Isis, crowned with a modius fronted by a uraeus, supporting cow horns framing a solar disk, offering her left breast to her now-missing son Horus; an ithyphallic bronze Min, depicted mummiform, his left hand on his phallus, his right arm raised holding a flail on high; and a miniature faience shabti
5½ in. (14 cm.) long (4)
Fish and Isis: with Tarshish, J. Zadok & Son, Jerusalem, 1981.
Min and Shabti: Acquired by Paul and Helen Zuckerman, Detroit, 1960s-1970s.
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