New York, Park Avenue
30 May 1997
A BRONZE FIGURE OF IAH
late period to ptolemaic period, 664-30 b.c.
The moon god depicted seated, his feet resting on a rectangular base, his arms bent at the elbows, fists clenched, the left palm inwards, the right palm down, wearing a striated kilt, divine beard, and a striated tripartite wig with uraeus, surmounted by a crescent and full moon with an atef-crown, areas originally gilt
9½in. (24.2cm.) high
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For a standing figure of Iah in Munich see no. AS 5306, p. 106 in Müller, Staatliche Sammlung Ágyptischer Kunst.
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