5 - 6 December 2001
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE BA-BIRD
Roman Period, Circa 2nd Century A.D.
The falcon body with a human head and face, the lappets of a nemes-headdress falling on to the chest revealing incised strands of long curly hair, wearing a composite crown framed by cow's horns
4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm) high
Galerie Orient-Occident, Paris, 1990
Antiquities and Islamic Art, Sotheby's New York, 1 June 1995, lot 256
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For a similar example see p. 67 in Leclant, Inventaire Bibliographique des Isiaca.
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