12 December 2002
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF THE GOD ONURIS
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, 664-30 B.C.
Depicted with his left foot advanced, the right foot missing, wearing a belted, striated long skirt, a short wig with a base for a now-missing feather crown, and a false beard, his right arm raised with the fist pierced to hold an attribute, his left arm missing; together with a bronze cat head, the details of the face and ears incised, the ears pierced and fitted with a pair of gold carinated hoop earrings, the body largely restored
4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm) high (2)
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The cat not illustrated
This lot is being sold not subject to a reserve.
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