8 June 2004
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE NEFERHOTEP
LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.
Depicted striding forward on an integral plinth, two tenons below for insertion into a now-missing base, clad in a striated, belted kilt and broad collar, wearing the Double Crown and a short curly wig fronted by a uraeus, his false beard striated, holding a now-missing was-scepter, the eyes once inlaid in silver
6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high excluding tenons
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1989.
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J.M. Eisenberg and R.S. Bianchi, Catalogue of the Egyptian and Near Eastern Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York, 1992, no. 89-60.
For a similar example see no. 528 in Steindorff, Catalogue of the Egyptian Sculpture in the Walters Art Gallery, on which an inscription on the base identifies the deity.
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