8 June 2005,
Price realised USD 2,880
USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE STANDARD FINIAL
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXI-XXV, 1070-712 B.C.
Hollow cast in the form of a papyrus umbel, the stem inscribed with three columns of faintly incised hieroglyphs naming, "Atum, the god who gives life...," the god represented as a human-headed cobra atop the umbel, wearing a false beard, a tripartite wig and the Double Crown fronted by a uraeus, flanked by smaller cobras
8 in. (20.3 cm.) high
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with Hakim Egyptian Art, New York, 1959.
THE PROPERTY OF A TEXAS COLLECTION
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