12 June 2002
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE AND GILT WOOD IBIS
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, 664-30 B.C.
Striding forward on the left leg, with incised details of the scaling along the legs and the joints of the feet, the sinuous neck and long bill curved, the eyes bulging beneath ridged brows, the wooden body with a removable lid for the insertion of the seemingly-intact ibis mummy
17¼ in. (43.5 cm) high
The current owner's grandmother, Betty Rowe Bowdoin, received this as a gift from Jihan Sadat, the wife of Anwar Sadat.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
For a similar example see no. 91 in Fazzini, Ancient Egyptian Art in the Brooklyn Museum.
Looking back on a week of auctions featuring masterworks representing some of the greatest collections assembled in the United States
Explore key British artists from the 19th century to the present day, to be offered across four sales of Modern British Art and British Impressionism this November at Christie’s London.