A ROMAN BRONZE THYMIATERION
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
In Egyptianizing style, composed of a Ba-Bird with a falcon body and a human head, the lappets of her headdress falling along her shoulders revealing incised strands of hair, her long wings crossing above her tail feathers, wearing a composite crown framed by cow horns, standing on a circular base with a contoured profile, surmounted by a cobra, its body coiled on her back, its hood flaring, its face and underside finely detailed, a calyx atop its head with a flaring support above surmounted by the circular tray
6 15/16 in. (17.6 cm.) high
European Private Collection, 1968.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 13 June 2002, lot 102.