5 June 2014
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE WADJET
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD TO LATE PERIOD, 21ST-26TH DYNASTY, 1070-525 B.C.
The lioness-headed goddess seated on a throne, her feet resting on a trapezoidal footrest, once holding a scepter in her fisted left hand, her right hand at her thigh, palm down, wearing a tightly-fitting sheath revealing the form of her body beneath, incised bracelets and armlets, and a striated tripartite headcloth, her mane with radiating flame-like locks, her whiskers incised, her ears rounded, her head surmounted by a uraeus, its tail extending back over the crown of the head, the sides of the throne engraved with a scale pattern surrounding a door at the back edge, enclosed by a decorative border, the back with the Horus falcon, his wings outstretched, framed by a decorative border, with adorsed seated deities below
10½ in. (26.6 cm.) high
with Charles D. Kelekian (1900-1982), New York.
Florida Private Collection; Antiquities, Sotheby's, New York, 7 December 2001, lot 30.
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For a related example see no. 41 in S. Schoske and D. Wildung, Gott und Götter im Alten Ägypten, Mainz, 1992.
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