8 June 2004
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE HARPOKRATES
LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI, 664-525 B.C.
The child god depicted nude, striding forward on an integral plinth, the left leg advanced, his right forefinger raised to his lips, wearing a Double Crown fronted by a uraeus, and a separately-made side lock of youth
11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high
with Mansour, London.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1983.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
In ancient Egyptian iconography, the gesture of an index finger raised to the lips of the mouth was a sign of childhood.
Offered on November 29, this exceptional single malt is expected to set a new world auction record. Specialist Tim Triptree MW explains why
Why this 18.96-carat Fancy Vivid Pink diamond, which was promptly renamed The Winston Pink Legacy, sold for CHF50,375,000 in Geneva